Wakefield back-rower Kyle Trout has signed a new deal to keep him at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium until the end of 2015.
A Stanley Rangers amateur who first signed for the Wildcats as a 16-year old, Trout was a member of the 2009 under 18’s Academy title winning side before making the step up to the full-time ranks in 2011.
A ball handling back-rower with a good turn of pace, Trout has impressed new Head Coach Richard Agar in pre-season, featuring in all five of the warm-up matches in preparation for Friday night’s Stobart Super League XVII opener against Widnes Vikings.
The 20-year old was delighted to commit his future to his hometown club for the next four seasons.
“I’m really happy to have had the offer to stay and for it to come so early on in the year is great,” said Trout.
“I’ve watched Wakefield ever since I started playing rugby so it’s a big thing for me and my family to play for Wakefield and it’ll be a very proud moment when I get the chance to make my Super League debut.
“I’ve loved being full-time and I’ve learnt a lot in this pre-season from the other players and the new coaching staff.
With an impressive pre-season under his belt, Trout is determined to be ready when called upon for the first team.
Head coach Richard Agar said: “I didn’t know a lot about him when I first arrived but he has shown a real appetite to learn and improve.
“He’s got a good frame, strong physical attributes as well as good speed, footwork and a nice touch with the ball in hand.
“He’s understanding his role better all the time and he can see the opportunities that are in front of him if he continues to work hard.
“It is pretty early to be renewing contracts but he was only on a one-year deal and he’s impressed us sufficiently to suggest that he has the potential to push on and become a Super League player.
“The fact that he is a local youngster makes it all the more pleasing to see him commit his future to the club.”