Brough contemplates uncertain future

Danny Brough wants to be at Wakefield in 2021, although he admits his hopes might be scuppered by the coronavirus crisis.
The 37-year-old halfback has already overcome one setback this year, recovering from a knee injury that he feared was season-ending to play in Trinity’s last game before lockdown.
Now former Scotland star Brough, who is in his second spell at Wakefield after having also played for Dewsbury, York, Hull, Castleford and Huddersfield, is wondering what might occur beyond 2020.
“Wakefield probably don’t know what their finances will be for next year, so I have no idea what will happen,” he said in an interview with the Daily Star.
“My plan is to stay at Wakefield, but if that’s not the case, I will have to see what the crack is. I’d love to play another year, then go into coaching, but who knows?”
Brough, who made his professional debut for hometown Dewsbury in 2002, was a Challenge Cup winner with Hull in 2005, when his conversion of Paul Cooke’s try clinched the 25-24 victory over Leeds at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
Having damaged knee ligaments in this year’s Super League opener at Hull KR, he bounced back to feature in Trinity’s 17-14 fifth-round Challenge Cup home victory over Bradford.
Wakefield are scheduled to host neighbours Featherstone in round six, and Brough would love to help the club reach a first Challenge Cup final since 1979, when Widnes won 12-3 at Wembley.
Trinity last won the competition in 1963, when Wigan were beaten 25-10 beneath the Twin Towers.
“Another bash at the Challenge Cup with the Wakey lads is a goal,” he told
“The team we’ve got could win a one-off competition, but we’re not as consistent as we’d like.
“But that works for the Cup and it would be something I’d love to do again.”