Wildcats sign Warrington youngster on loan and look to add Higgins

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats have bolstered their squad with the signing of Tyrone McCarthy on loan from Warrington Wolves and could also add Sheffield Eagles’ Liam Higgins before the end of the week.

McCarthy, an Irish international, has been on loan at Leigh Centurions this season but will move to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium this week on an initial one-month loan deal from Wolves.

McCarthy has spent the start of the season covering for injuries at Centurions and also played 14 games for Leigh last season as part of a dual contract from Warrington.

Wildcats head coach John Kear said: “Tyrone will add great competition for the back row spots. He has been very well schooled at Warrington and he has big game experience.”

“I’m really looking forward to working with him and seeing him in the red, white and blue. I thank Tony Smith for his continued assistance.”

The forward played in Warrington’s 2009 Challenge Cup final victory but only featured once for Wolves in Super League last season - ironically in the 22-6 victory over Wakefield at Belle Vue.

Wildcats are also expected to finalise a deal for 27-year-old Higgins in time for their trip to face Huddersfield Giants on Sunday.

The prop forward has been impressive for Eagles so far this season and has also played for Castleford Tigers and Hull FC.

Wakefield had been linked with a move for the Doncaster-born player before his move to Sheffield.

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