Gleeson’s Wigan departure could spark Wildcats interest

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MARTIN Gleeson has been released from his contract at Wigan Warriors, and the news could spark interest from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

The Great Britain centre has left the DW Stadium with immediate effect, with the club citing “a difficult recent period including injuries, a minor disciplinary offence and a serious distraction in his personal life” for taking the decision.

Wigan’s statement also said that Gleeson “will take a break to refocus before deciding on his future career direction”.

But Wildcats could now throw their hat into the ring for his services after refusing to be drawn into confirming any interest for the Great Britain international while he was still contracted to Wigan.

In response to speculation linking Wakefield with Gleeson, head coach John Kear told Express Sport last week: “He is a Wigan player and there can’t be any interest in a contracted player unless there’s a remuneration agreed. He’s a Wigan player and until he isn’t a Wigan player we’ll keep our powder dry.”

Kear added Warrington Wolves’ Tyrone McCarthy to his squad on loan last week and also brought Liam Higgins to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium from Sheffield Eagles.

Reports have also linked Salford City Reds with a move for Gleeson.

See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for all the latest Wildcats news.