SIGNING – Mikey Wood makes move from Bradford

Utility forward Mikey Wood will return to Tyneside for the 2020 season, after agreeing a move to Kingston Park Stadium from Bradford Bulls for the new campaign.

The 22-year-old is already familiar with his new club, having played 13 games whilst on-loan from Huddersfield Giants in 2016 and 2017 and will add further options for head coach Simon Finnigan in the forwards for the new campaign.

A player with physical presence, Wood is equally adept playing both at prop and second-row and is a former England Academy player who made two Super League appearances for the Giants and has over 50 games under his belt with Bradford Bulls.

With fond memories of the club from his loan spell, he is looking forward to his move back to the North East and is targeting cementing his position in the team as his first goal in the new campaign.

Wood said: “I loved it here when I was on loan. I remember the fans and how loud they were and they used to travel everywhere to watch and all of the lads were sound and made it a right time. That is one of the main reasons I came back up and signed because it is a good club to be at.

“I’ve got a lot more experience now, I played a lot of League 1 for Bradford when they got promoted which was good and then carried on playing with them in the Championship. I understand the game more, what it’s about and I have got more physical as a player.

“I’m hoping to get plenty of game time and score a few tries on the way to the club winning it’s games.”

Mikey joins Bob Beswick, Rhys Clarke, Alex Clegg, Sean Croston, Kieran Gill, Ollie Gowing, Kieran Hudson, Adam Lawton, Sam Luckley, Rory Nettleton, Quentin Laulu Togaga’e, Colton Roche, Evan Simons, Brad Walker, Tyler Walton and Lewis Young in the ranks for 2020.

Season tickets to see the Newcastle Thunder squad in action next year are available to buy now by calling 0871 2266060 or visiting the Kingston Park Stadium box office, with prices starting from just £120.

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