Struggling Wakefield Trinity bring in outside-back from Huddersfield

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Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the signing of outside-back Innes Senior from Huddersfield on an initial two-week loan deal. 

Senior goes straight into contention for Friday’s trip to St Helens to complete Mark Applegarth’s 21-man squad.

The winger is expected to link up with the side for training tomorrow.

He returns to Wakefield for the third time, having featured on loan in 2020 and 2021 and will add depth to the injury-hit Super League side.

Senior represented Ireland at last year’s World Cup, and has made 69 Super League appearances to date.

Innes Senior on loan move

“It’s really good to be coming back to Wakefield,” Innes said.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club a couple of years ago and I’m looking forward to training with the team tomorrow.

“It’s been a frustrating start to the season for me personally, so I can’t wait to get back playing with some familiar faces and hopefully contribute to getting some wins.”

Wakefield boss Applegarth added: “I’m delighted to bring Innes back to the club.

“Innes is a proven Super League winger who enjoyed a really good season for Huddersfield in 2022 and he will certainly add some depth to our options out wide and prove to be a valuable member of our squad.”

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis commented: “Innes is very highly thought of by the Wakefield club after he spent the 2021 season there and with Ian (Watson) having Sam Halsall, Leroy Cudjoe, Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Bibby, Ashton Golding and Innes all ready to play, we are well covered and very competitive in that area.

“Super League game time is far better than the reserves at this stage of the year, and for an established player such as Innes therefore we have accommodated Wakefields request for a short term loan arrangement.”

Wakefield’s swap deal

Applegarth has also welcomed full-back Will Dagger from Hull KR in a swap deal with centre Corey Hall.

Dagger, 24, joins Wakefield with immediate effect on a deal until the end of the 2024 campaign. He has been named in the 21-man squad for the visit to the Totally Wicked Stadium this Friday in Super League.

Wakefield are currently without their first choice full-back in Max Jowitt due to a ‘freak’ ankle injury sustained during captain’s run ahead of their clash with Wigan earlier this season.

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