Leeds confirm Jones-Bishop interest

Leeds coach Brian McDermott has confirmed the club has received enquiries about winger Ben Jones-Bishop.

Jones-Bishop, 25, has been left out of the Rhinos’ 19-man squad to face Huddersfield on Friday, fuelling further speculation over his future.

He has been linked to both Wakefield and Bradford, who both already have players on loan from Leeds.

McDermott said: “There has been plenty of speculation about Ben because he has is an outstanding, international class player and, at the moment, he is not getting a start with us. There have been other clubs who have enquired about him over the last two weeks but he remains with us and we will make some decisions for his benefit and the team in the coming weeks.

“He has been eighteenth man for us for the last two weeks and is only not included this week because we need cover in the forwards. However, he has not been that far off for us and will play in the coming weeks, either with us or another club. That will be for the benefit of him and the team to make sure that when he does come back into our team he is in the best possible shape.”

The winger is yet to make a first team appearance this season.

In 2010, he made 18 appearances in a loan spell at Harlequins.

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