Morrison signs player-coach deal at Wakefield Wildcats

Glenn Morrison
Glenn Morrison

GLENN Morrison has signed a one-year contract as a player-coach at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Morrison, will act as an assistant coach to Richard Agar and take charge of the Wildcats U20s academy team.

The 35-year-old Australian said: “It’s been a long process obviously with a new coach coming in and the coaching side being part of the contract, so we had to make sure it was all good for both parties and I’m excited about the prospects.

“I’ll be an assistant coach during the day and then head coach of the U20s so I get to have my own side and show what I can do there.

“That’s what I want to move into eventually so it’s a good chance for me.”

Morrison also believes that the Wildcats can achieve a place in the top eight of Super League XVII, saying: “There’s some experience coming in which we probably lacked last year.

“I think that’s only going to benefit the club and a lot of the boys have got a number of games under their belt and have come from successful clubs so it’s just a matter of gelling them all together.

“Obviously we want to improve on where we finished last year and not having the minus four at the start of the year will help that.

“I think with the quality we’ve got in here and a new coach with fresh ideas then I think we have to look for the top eight.”

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