Wakefield appoint Gilmour as assistant

Wakefield have appointed experienced back-rower Lee Gilmour as assistant coach on a two-year deal.

Gilmour, 35, has played 11 matches for the Wildcats since joining on loan from Castleford in May, and he will continue to be available to play in 2015.

Head Coach James Webster said: “I’ve been really pleased with what Lee has offered in his time here.

“His insight into the game has been very good and the knowledge and ideas he has are fantastic.

“I think you’d find it hard to find a more experienced player still involved in the game.

“Lee is always keen to strap on his boots but he’s coming as coach first. Should he ever want to play, he’ll be able to.”

Gilmour has also played for Wigan, Bradford, St Helens and Huddersfield during his playing career, featuring in the first ever Super League Grand Final back in 1998.

He won the Challenge Cup with Bradford in 2003, and four times with St Helens (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008) where he also won the 2006 Super League title.

Gilmour said: “Physically I feel fine. I’ve really enjoyed it here. I had a tough year not playing but I got an opportunity to start again here.

“We’ll see how things go next year, a lot will depend on the squad we finish up with.

“I coached Shaw Cross, my local amateur team, for about seven years, and I’ve been under some really good coaches over the years so hopefully I can pass some of that knowledge on.”

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