New Wakefield signing Walker inspired by Wigan legend

New Wakefield signing Brad Walker is aiming to replicate Sean O’Louglin’s style of play as he continues his development.

The 21-year-old has made the switch to Trinity on a two-year deal after rising through the ranks at Widnes.

Loose forward Walker made nine Super League appearances for the Vikings and will aim to make more next year.

He said: “I’m over the moon to be joining Wakefield. I’ve always wanted to play Super League and it’s been my aspiration since I was a young kid, so I’m overwhelmed to get the chance to play for Wakefield.

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“I’m a ball-playing loose-forward. I’ve always looked up to Sean O’Loughlin and I want to develop into that sort of player. I just really enjoy getting my hands on the ball.”

Head Coach, Chris Chester, added: “I’m really pleased that Brad Walker has joined the club on a two-year deal. I’ve been particularly impressed with him at Widnes where he played over 30 times for them last year.

“He’s a tough loose-forward who’s got plenty of skill with the ball and I’ve been impressed with him during his first week in training.

“Brad will be spending time at Newcastle Thunder in 2020 which will give him the opportunity to get regular game time.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him develop and watching him in the Red, White & Blue in the future.”