Mason Caton-Brown is looking increasingly likely to leave Wakefield Trinity at the end of he season, or perhaps even before then.
Caton-Brown’s current contract expires at the end of the season, but he is desperate to sign a new deal that will give him more game time. So far he has just played three of 15 Super League games for Trinity, scoring three tries.
“A three year contract has been offered to him, but the difficulty is that with Ben Jones-Bishop and Tom Johnstone on the books, he’s not the first choice winger, which limits the number of games he can play,” said Trinity chairman Michael Carter.
“Mason wants more games and that’s the issue for him, rather than money. He still lives in Salford, so I also think he would prefer to play nearer to home.
“We will need him when England go to Denver, as Tom will be in the England squad, but after that, if he really wants to seek first-team football elsewhere we would be prepared to allow him to find it, even perhaps before the end of the season.”
Meanwhile Wakefield face Wigan at home on Thursday, but Carter insists that Trinity won’t take anything for granted after Wigan’s two recent defeats and the suspension of Joel Tomkins.
“They will never be an easybeat, and these things can galvanise you as a club,” added Carter. “It will be a hell of a test for us and we are going to have to be at our best to beat them.
“The one thing I’m sure Chris Chester will not do is underestimate Wigan.”