Riley signs one-year deal at Wakefield Wildcats

Chris Riley
Chris Riley

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have made Chris Riley their fifth new addition to the squad for 2015.

Riley, 26, has signed a one-year deal having spent the majority of 2014 on loan from Warrington Wolves, scoring seven Super League tries in 22 appearances.

Three of his scores came against Warrington in July having previously crossed for 120 tries in 180 appearances for his hometown club where he was part of three Challenge Cup final winning squads.

He joins Craig Hall, Matty Ashurst and Catalan Dragons duo Mickael Simon and Lopini Paea in signing for James Webster’s first full season in charge at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and the former England Academy international is positive about Trinity’s chances in 2015.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed the second half of the season and the success. It’s always nice when you’re winning but I think it’s a club that’s starting to move forward now and I’m seeing things happening on and off the field which are exciting.

“We’ve recruited well for next year which is getting me excited and I think if we can build on the second half of this season and take it into next season I think we can have a successful year as a team.

“We’re a club that is starting to build. We’re not going to throw out any false promises that we’re going to do this and that next year.

“We want to continue what we’ve done so far and I think the fans have been pretty happy with the second half of the season. If we can build on that it will be fantastic.”

Head coach Webster said: “He’s played in some massive games over a long period at Warrington and will bring us a bit of experience.

“I think everyone can see from the performances that he’s put out this year that he’s going to be an asset to our club.

“I’ve always been impressed with his attitude and he’s backed that up with some really good performances. He’s played excellently this year and he just adds so much to our squad.”

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