Wakefield prop Sadiq Adebiyi makes Championship move

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Newly-promoted Championship side Keighley have signed Nigeria-born prop Sadiq Adebiyi on a two-year deal following his release from Wakefield.

The 25-year-old found chances limited at Wakefield in his only season at Belle Vue, making just three appearances.

Adebiyi came through the ranks at London Broncos, where he played almost 50 games before his move to Wakefield.

He said: “I decided to join the club because having previously worked with Hendo (Andrew Henderson) and Rhys (Lovegrove), the prospect of working with them again is one that I’m looking forward too.

“Also having seen what they achieved last season and their goals for this season in the Championship, the ethos of the club is something that I’m very excited about.

“To have another season like the club had last year would be something special. If we can achieve something like that again, I would love to be a part of it.

“I would like to see Keighley achieve a place in Super League. I hope I can play a part in that with the rest of the boys.

“This new challenge is something that I am excited for.

“It come at a time in my career when I have had some injuries and to get going again and start an incredible season here at Keighley is something that I am excited for.

“After having conversations with the club, it felt the right for me and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Keighley boss happy to welcome Sadiq Adebiyi to Cougar Park

Adebiyi was born in Nigeria’s capital, Lagos, and moved to England with his family when he was six. He has even represented Nigeria on the international stage.

Cougars head of rugby Andrew Henderson said: “Sadiq is a first-class person and player.

“I had the pleasure of working with Sid previously at the London Broncos and supporting him in his early stages of development as a first team player.

“Since then, he has established himself as a Super League standard player with both London and Wakefield.

“At only 25 years of age, he is in his prime now and ready to really kick on these next few years and further progress as a player.

“He is equally at home in the middle or the edge; and both can and will add some genuine strike power to our forward line.

“Rhys and I really pleased to secure the signature of Sid as we know he will add value to the organisation both on and off the field.”

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