Wakefield Wildcats sign Danny Washbrook from Hull FC

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats have completed the signing of utility player Danny Washbrook from Hull FC.

The 26-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium following seven years at the KC Stadium.

Washbrook had been heavily linked with a move to Wakefield following the announcement of Richard Agar as head coach for 2012, and he’s looking forward to continuing his work with his former FC head coach.

He said: “At this stage in my career, I felt the time was right for a change and a new challenge for to kick me into gear. I had a number of opportunities that presented themselves, but I am delighted to be joining a club like Wakefield and continuing to work with Richard.

“He is looking to build a competitive squad, everyone at the club is passionate about what they do and that is something I am looking forward to being part of. Like at Hull, it is another rugby league hotbed and the fans are mad about the club and the sport and I think that sort of atmosphere and environment would excite any player. I can’t wait!”

Wildcats chairman Andrew Glover said: “Danny is a great signing for us. Richard has seen his skill and work ethic first hand whilst at Hull and speaks very highly of the utility player.”

“His ability to play at a number of positions will further strengthen the squad next year and his big game experience will stand him in great stead.”

Washbrook, who came through the Hull academy, has made 115 appearances for the Black and Whites, scoring eleven tries along the way, and can play at hooker, centre, loos forward or in the halves.

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