Wakefield continue to strengthen with Walker signing

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the permanent signature of Anthony Walker on a two-year deal as they continue to build for 2016.

The Welsh international was one of head coach Brian Smith’s ten signings when he took over as head coach back in June following the departure of James Webster. Walker initially joined the Wildcats from Super League side St Helens on loan until the end of 2015, but will will now stay at Belle Vue permanently.

Walker made eight appearances during his loan spell, and has now made his move to the Wildcats permanent after signing a two-year deal which will see him stay at the club until the end of 2017.

“I am so happy that I have been able to sign a new deal, I really enjoyed my time last year, especially working under Brian Smith who is an excellent coach,” Walker said.

“I’m looking forward to coming back in pre season and work extremely hard to go on the field and give it my all.”

“We will see a slightly different Anthony Walker in 2016,” revealed Smith.

“His tremendous footwork in attack will be enhanced from his tough workouts in his personal programme throughout the off-season. He is one of many contenders for a spot in our forward pack.”