Wakefield Wildcats: Agar expecting Danny Cowling to make Halifax switch

ON THE MOVE? Wakefield boss Richard Agar expects Danny Cowling to move to Halifax.
ON THE MOVE? Wakefield boss Richard Agar expects Danny Cowling to move to Halifax.
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Richard Agar expects young Wakefield Trinity Wildcats centre Danny Cowling to move to Kingstone Press Championship side Halifax for next season.

The 21-year-old is out of contract at the end of this year and Agar says the former Featherstone Lions man is keen for more regular first team action.

Cowling has made just two Super League appearances for Wakefield and has spent much of the last two seasons playing on dual registration and loan deals at Doncaster.

“I know about the situation and he’s keen to test himself as a start-up player,” Agar revealed.

“At the moment we’ve got a couple of guys in front of him here so it’s something that he’s considering and I think it’s most likely that he’s going to go.

“He’s told me, despite reports, he’s absolutely not signed yet, but we had a talk about it and I’m sure he’ll make that decision over the next 24 or 48 hours.

“I would anticipate that he’s going to take up Halifax’s offer.”

Dean Collis and Lee Smith have been Wildcats’ preferred centres this season, with Reece Lyne and Vince Mellars, who is on loan at Featherstone Rovers, also featuring in the position.

Agar revealed he entered discussions with Cowling about a new deal but says he is not currently in a position to do “too many signings”.

He said: “The situation at the minute is that we’ve got some other bridges to cross at this moment in time and I’m not quite in a position yet to do too many signings, so at this point we’ve got some people waiting and hanging on and we’ll see how those situations develop.”