Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Lee Gilmour from First Utility Super League rivals Castleford Tigers on a one-month loan deal.
Gilmour, 36, arrives from Tigers with Trinity missing a host of players through injury including Dean Collis, Reece Lyne, Jimmy Keinhorst and Ali Lauitiiti, while Jacob Fairbank has completed his loan spell from Huddersfield Giants after limping off early in the defeat to Warrington Wolves.
Head coach Richard Agar also faces the prospect of being without Chris Annakin as he faces the RFL disciplinary panel today, Tuesday, to answer a grade D charge of a dangerous throw on Wolves’ Roy Asotasi.
Gilmour is yet to feature in 2014 for Castleford but arrives at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium with a wealth of experience gained during his 246 Super League appearances at Wigan Warriors, Bradford Bulls, St Helens, Huddersfield Giants and the Tigers.
Gilmour will train with the Wildcats for the first time on Wednesday and Agar was glad to add to his options ahead of a key period of the season, saying: “We’re pleased to get Lee in at a time when we’ve picked up a number of injuries.
“He’s a player with a lot of big game experience and I know he’s bursting to play at the moment so will be an asset for us.”
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