Wakefield Trinity utility to ‘pursue other opportunities’ after being released by mutual consent

Drew Darbyshire
Lee Gaskell Wakefield Trinity SWpix

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Wakefield Trinity have confirmed that utility back Lee Gaskell has been released from his contract by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old has made seven appearances for Wakefield this season, but will now depart Belle Vue to seek opportunities elsewhere.

Trinity chief executive  Michael Carter said: “Lee never really got the sustained run at his favoured number six position whilst at the club, and both parties felt it would be best for Lee to pursue other opportunities.

“I would like to thank Lee for his service to Wakefield Trinity and wish him all the best in the future.”

Gaskell linked up with Wakefield ahead of the 2022 campaign after spending five seasons with Huddersfield. He made 24 appearances in total for Trinity.

Gaksell’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but he has departed the West Yorkshire-based club earlier than planned.

Gaskell’s next destination has yet to be confirmed but a player of his calibre won’t be out of the game for long, you’d suspect.

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Lee Gaskell career in detail as utility departs Wakefield Trinity

Gaskell came through the ranks at his hometown club St Helens, making his first team debut in 2010.

The 32-year-old went on to play 43 games for the Saints, scoring 14 tries and kicking 12 goals.

Gaskell spent the 2013 campaign on loan at Salford, where he scored eight tries in 18 games for the Red Devils.

The St Helens-born playmaker then spent three seasons with Bradford between 2014-16, scoring 34 tries in 56 appearances for the Bulls.

Gaskell then spent five seasons with Huddersfield in Super League, scoring 26 tries and kicking 32 goals in 95 appearances for the Giants.

The Englishman then joined Wakefield ahead of the 2022 campaign, making a total of 24 appearances for Wakefield.

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