Wigan youngster Macauley Davies joins Halifax on loan

Halifax have signed back-rower Macauley Davies on a one-month loan deal from Wigan.

The 21-year-old made his debut for the Warriors in 2016 but has not played a first team game since. He has spent time on loan at Workington Town and Swinton Lions.

Davies came through the ranks at Wigan and is a former England Academy international.

And he is looking forward to getting some game time under his belt at Fax.

Davies said: “I’m delighted to have joined the club and I’m looking forward to hopefully getting some game time and to help Halifax progress to where they need to be this year.

“I’ve liked playing in the Championship before with Swinton as it’s really competitive and it’s full of men. It’s tough and I like the challenge it brings.

“I thought Halifax were a good club who were right up there with the sides competing to try and get into Super League. I felt that the challenge of coming to try and help the Halifax lads out would be good for me.

“If I do well and Richard (Marshall) likes the way that I play and fit into the team then I’d happily stay for longer than a month. I’m up for the challenge and ready to go.”

Halifax coach Richard Marshall sees a lot of potential in Davies.

He said: “There were a couple of other Championship clubs interested in Macauley and we thought that we could give him an opportunity here for him to train and try and impress.

“He’s from a really good production line over in Wigan and he’s also played internationally at junior level, so I’m really looking forward to working with over the next month.

“Macauley played for the Wigan reserves against our reserves a few weeks ago and he was one of the best players on that day. He made a few breaks and he was hard to handle whenever he was on the ball.

“Macauley is a project and we want to see what he can do over the next month, with a view to keeping him for the rest of the year and possibly next season. It’s good for us that he’s come to Halifax to further his development.”

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