21st July 2018, 13:01 | wakefield_trinity

Johnstone signs Wakefield extension

Johnstone signs Wakefield extension

Wakefield Trinity have handed highly rated winger Tom Johnstone a new contract that will keep him at the club until the end of 2022.

The 22-year-old academy product, who is in England coach Wayne Bennett’s elite training squad, was already contracted to the end of 2020 but was delighted to sign a two-year extension.

“I’ve loved my time here,” he said. “As soon as I got the option to stay for a few more years by extending my contract, I jumped at it.

“I can’t wait to see what happens over the next four and a half years.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “It’s fantastic news, especially with all the speculation surrounding our top players. It’s a massive re-signing for the club.

“If you look at the squad now, we’ve pretty much got everyone we want tied down to long-term deals.”