Morrison signs for Wakefield

James Gordon

Wakefield confirmed the signing of Glenn Morrison from Bradford over the weekend.

The Wildcats moved to secure the capture of the back rower after the Bulls announced they wouldn’t be offering him a new deal for 2010.

Morrison, 33, moved to the Bulls from Parramatta in 2007 and was named in the Super League Dream Team in his debut year.

Wildcats Head Coach John Kear is excited at the prospect of seeing Morrison in a Wakefield shirt.

“Glenn has a proven track record both in the NRL and in Super League, including State of Origin appearances,” said Kear.

“His decision to join the Wildcats further cements the development of the club and the team and we are looking forward to the positive impact he will have on and off the field.”

As well as becoming an important part of the Trinity squad, Morrison will also assist Head of Youth Performance Tony Drury in the development of the future generations of Wakefield players.

Morrison is relishing the new challenge in another part of West Yorkshire.  

“Ever since I’ve been in the UK Wakefield have been a club on the up,” explained Morrison.

“I’ve heard good things about the setup at the club and it’s the right move for me.”

Speaking of his role working with some of the clubs youngsters, Morrison enthused:  “The club’s got a proven record of bringing through young players, and have got a great bunch of juniors coming through this year.”

“I’m looking forward to passing on my experience to them.”

Looking ahead to next season with his new club, Morrison is confident of another successful season at the Hearwell Stadium.

“With the personnel the clubs going to have next season I think we can be challenging to be a play-off semi-final side.”

Morrison has scored 21 tries in 49 appearances during his time with Bradford.