Loan spells can often see players make deals permanent for the next season and Chris Riley is in that boat, signing a permanent deal with the Wakefield Wildcats after a loan spell from the Warrington Wolves.
With a release from the Wolves now granted, Riley will play for the Wildcats in season 2015 on a 1-year deal.
The 26-year old is the fifth new face in the Wakefield side for next season and he has enjoyed the success at Wakefield since his move to the club.
“I’ve enjoyed the second half of the season and the success,” Riley said.
“It’s always nice when you’re winning but I think it’s a club that’s starting to move forward now and I’m seeing things happening on and off the field which are exciting.
“We’ve recruited well for next year which is getting me excited and I think, if we can build on the second half of this season and take it into next season, we can have a successful year as a team.”
Knowing what Riley is capable of as a player, Wildcats coach James Webster knows that he will be a crucial player in their side.
“Chris has played in some massive games over a long period at Warrington and will bring us a bit of experience,” said Webster.
“I think everyone can see from the performances that he’s put out this year that he’s going to be an asset to our club.”