Newcastle sign Connor Bailey on loan from Wakefield

Connor Bailey (left) in action for Wakefield

Newcastle have signed young half-back Connor Bailey on a season-long loan from Wakefield for 2021.

The 20-year-old made his first debut for Trinity in September and has made five appearances so far for the Super League club.

Bailey said: “Newcastle are a club full of exciting young talent and a club heading in the right direction.

“Having played against Thunder a few times before, when the opportunity came up to me I was absolutely thrilled and thought what a great opportunity to help me develop as a player and as a person.

“Thunder have great facilities and a loyal fanbase up there and it’s a great privilege to get to play next season. I’m really wanting to make a name for myself and really kick off my career and I thought Thunder was the best place for that.”

Director of rugby Denis Betts said: “Connor has had a taste of Super League and has come through a good system at Wakefield and he is coming to us to develop by playing every week.

“He has a strong kicking game, is solid defensively, is a good organiser and he is hungry for success. I’m looking forward to seeing him prove his Super League credentials with us next year.”

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