Wakefield Trinity: International winger makes switch from Huddersfield Giants

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Innes Senior tackles Tommy Makinson during Super League's Magic Weekend. Photo by Mark Fletcher | MI News.

Innes Senior tackles Tommy Makinson during Super League's Magic Weekend. Photo by Mark Fletcher | MI News.

Wakefield Trinity have bolstered their squad with the loan signing of Ireland international Innes Senior on a loan deal. 

The Huddersfield winger makes the switch to Belle Vue in their bid to retain their Super League status under head coach Mark Applegarth.

He joins on loan until the end of the 2023 season.

Senior, 23, has previously enjoyed three separate loan spells at Wakefield in 2020, 2021 and earlier this season on a two-week loan deal, featuring against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Innes Senior on return to Wakefield

“I’m really excited to be joining Wakefield till the end of the year,” said Senior.

“It’s a familiar environment for me. I know the majority of the staff and players here, so when Mash [Mark Applegarth] asked if I would like to come back, I jumped at the opportunity.

“Personally, I want to make a positive impact on my return and bring lots of energy and effort with me.

“I know it’s been a tough year for everyone at the club, including the fans, but having seen how the team has been going the past month the team seems to have really turned a corner.

“When the fans are behind the players at Belle Vue, it’s one of the best atmospheres in Super League and it really makes a difference.

“All of Wakefield’s wins have come from home games this season, so I’d urge everyone to get behind the team to help us in our push for survival.”

Head coach Applegarth added: “I am delighted to welcome Innes back to the club for the remainder of the season.

“We know what attributes he has and how he can help the team, so it was a no-brainer for us to get him back involved.

“Having only two wingers currently fit, with Lee [Kershaw] & Tom [Lineham], I feel Innes coming in offers us that extra competition on the edges.

“I’m looking forward to working with Innes for the rest of the campaign and, hopefully, it makes a difference as we turn our attention to the latter rounds of the season.”

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis commented: “An opportunity has arisen which Innes is keen to take for game time in the Super League and with our outside-backs being relatively healthy in term of options for Ian Watson to select from, it’s a good deal for all parties to make happen in the short-term.”

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