Wakefield Wildcats youngster Matty Wildie has today joined Championship side Batley Bulldogs on a dual-registration deal for an initial one month until the end of June.
The move will allow the half-back to have more regular game time after featuring in Richard Agar’s first team twice this season against Wigan Warriors and St Helens.
Wildie has captained the under 20’s on a number of occasions this season and will play at Mount Pleasant under the guidance of former Wildcats head coach John Kear.
The 21-year-old actually played 17 games in Super League last season under Kear and the current Bulldogs chief rates Wildie highly and is expected to play a big part in their end of season push up the table.
The news comes the day after Wildie helped the Wildcats get off to a positive start in the Rugby League Nines tournament at Craven Park. Despite losing the first encounter against the hosts Hull KR 14-10, Glenn Morrison’s men bounced back by beating Hull FC 16-6 and Castleford 12-4 to continue on from Trinity’s victory over the Tigers at the Etihad Stadium.
The academy product will still be able to play for the Wildcats Nines team and the next round of fixtures is next Tuesday at the Probiz Coliseum where Wakefield will play Castleford, Huddersfield and Hull KR.
In action at the PROBIZ Coliseum tonight are the Wildcats under 18′s who face the Tigers, kick-off is 7.30pm.
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