25th May 2017, 16:14 | wakefield_trinity
Prop Adam Walker has joined Wakefield Trinity from Betfred Super League side St Helens and will link up with Chris Chester and the first team squad immediately.
Walker, who has represented Scotland, has had extensive experience in Super League after he started his career in 2010 for Huddersfield Giants before signing a deal at Hull KR in 2013.
Towards the end of last season the prop signed for St Helens on a two-year deal and has since made nine appearances and made his debut for the Saints against Wakefield back in February.
Head Coach Chris Chester is delighted with the signing, saying: “I have worked with Adam for a number of years, and we have got a good relationship. He is one of the best young British forwards in Super League and we have beat off a host of other Super League clubs for his signature.
“I would like to thank St Helens and Michael Carter for making this deal happen and I am sure he will become a fans favourite at the club for many years.”
Adam Walker said: “I am looking forward to getting out there, I have known Chris most of my professional playing career, I met him when I played for Scotland about six or seven years ago and I know what to expect from him and he knows what to expect from me, so I am looking forward to playing under him again.”
Chairman Michael Carter said: “ I am delighted that we have managed to secure Adam for the next two- and -half years, I would just like to thank Eamonn McManus and Mike Rush at St Helens and Martin Shuttleworth, Adam’s agent for concluding this deal quickly. Our squad is shaping up very nicely for this season and beyond.”