Huddersfield seal Brough deal

Huddersfield have signed scrum-half Danny Brough after reaching an agreement with Wakefield.

The deal sees prop Michael Korkidas and utility player Danny Kirmond move to Belle Vue on loan, with the Wildcats also receiving an undisclosed fee.

Brough, 26, said: “I’m glad that all the speculation has now ended and my future is settled. I would like to thank the Wakefield club and their fans for their support of me. I like to think that I have contributed to their rise up the table to the point where they are now sitting in the top part of the league on a regular basis.

“In particular I have enjoyed working with John Kear who has been great to me for a long time. I felt ready for a new challenge at a new club and in Huddersfield with Nathan Brown I think the opportunity presents itself for me to play in the big finals.”

Brough joined the Wildcats in 2007 after helping Castleford to win the 2006 National League 1 Grand Final, and represented Scotland at the 2008 World Cup.

Huddersfield boss Nathan Brown said: “I’ve admired Danny’s game since I came to the UK and it will be fantastic to be able to work with him and integrate him into our team over the coming weeks and months. Out and out half backs with outstanding kicking games and genuine speed are becoming a rarity, so he will give us another string to our bow in the squad.”

Greek international Korkidas has had his loan at Belle Vue extended until the end of the 2011 season while Kirmond will play out the remainder of 2010 with John Kear’s side.

Kear said: “We would like to thank Danny Brough for all he has done for this club since he joined us from Castleford Tigers and wish him well in the rest of his career.

“We’re delighted to re-sign Michael Korkidas as he is an integral part of our plans to develop a successful Super League team at the Hearwell Stadium.

“Equally we’re excited at being able to work with Danny Kirmond who is a player we’ve admired for quite some time.”

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