Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has described Adam Walker as “one of the best young British forwards in Super League” having signed the Scotland prop from St Helens.
The former Huddersfield Giants front-row has joined on a two-and-a-half year deal and joins with immediate effect.
He is one of the best young British forwards in Super League and we have beat off a host of other Super League clubs for his signature.Wakefield coach Chris Chester
Chester worked with Walker – who will not come into consideration for tonight’s game against Huddersfield – previously at Hull KR and rates him highly.
Admittedly, the aggressive 26-year-old has failed to earn a regular place with Saints since joining from Rovers at the end of last season, but will now certainly offer punch for Trinity as they bid to keep their top-four bid alive.
They already boast the likes of Craig Huby, David Fifita, Anthony England, Mitch Allgood and Keegan Hirst up front but Chester is aware of Walker’s quality and knows how to get the best out of him.
“I have worked with Adam (Walker) for a number of years, and we have got a good relationship,” he said, as Wakefield seek a fifth straight win tonight.
“He is one of the best young British forwards in Super League and we have beat off a host of other Super League clubs for his signature.
“I’d like to thank St Helens and Michael (Carter) for making this deal happen and I am sure he will become a fans favourite at the club for many years.”
Bradford-born Walker, who has a chance of coming into the squad for Monday’s game at champions Wigan Warriors, said: “I am looking forward to getting out there.
“I have known Chris most of my professional playing career.
“I met him when I played for Scotland about six or seven years ago and know what to expect from him. He knows what to expect from me, so I am looking forward to playing under him again.”