Wakefield promote academy duo to first team

Wakefield have promoted academy duo Sam Eseh Junior and Patrick O’Donovan to the club’s first team.

Eseh, 17, and O’Donovan, 18, have both committed their futures to Trinity until the end of 2024.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “Sam and Pat came in last week for training and they have just fitted in extremely well.

“I have to take my hat off to Mark Applegarth for how he’s developed those guys through the system.

“It’s really important that we’ve got that conveyor belt and succession plan and there are two guys there that are both athletes.

“I get in early on a morning and Sam and Pat are there lifting weights, squatting 150 kilos – I couldn’t do that after 10 years of playing!

“They’re both strong individuals and I’m really pleased that they’ve come into training and joined the first team squad. They are two great young kids who are going to learn a lot.”

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