Wakefield Wildcats: Agar wants goal-kicker and Ellis

Gareth Ellis
Gareth Ellis

WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has revealed his interest in signing a new goal-kicker and ex-Wildcat Gareth Ellis.

Trinity failed to land a single goal during last week’s defeat to Bradford Bulls and Agar is keen to strengthen his team’s kicking game with a new signing.

But he quashed rumours that Wakefield had approached Bulls’ half-back Paul Sykes. Agar said: “I have not spoken to Paul Sykes, [head coach] Mick Potter or Bradford.

“It’s fair to say we are looking around for a goal-kicker. We are still finding out a lot about the squad and we are constantly looking at where we have a couple of voids that need filling.

“Obviously, goal kicking has been highlighted as one of them but the kid [Isaac John] who’s doing it at the moment is working really hard to improve himself.”

Agar also confirmed his interest in bringing former Trinity star Gareth Ellis back to the club when the 30 year-old leaves NRL club Wests Tigers next year.

Agar said: “I am sure there will be a clamour of clubs after his services, particularly the Yorkshire clubs.

“It’s not a question I can answer at this point but we would happily throw ourselves into the mix [to sign Ellis] as well.

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