Leeds starlet Jimmy Keinhorst has joined Wakefield. Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds Keinhorst said he hopes his loan to the Wildcats will help his game.

"I know there'll be competition for places here and I'll need to be on my game," he said.

"Hopefully I can get some consistent games in the centre and I'd like to get some quality games there."

Keinhorts joins a number of players leaving Leeds on loan in hope of first team opportunities.

The Wildcats are facing a difficult season after losing some of their strongest players in an attempt to save money. They faced a £400,000 shortfall and where forced into selling players in order to stay afloat.

The biggest loss to Wakefield will be Paul Aiton who's gone in the opposite way to Keinhorst on a permanent transfer to Leeds.

Aiton was a key player in Papa New Guinea's World Cup squad that struggled in a difficult group.

Keinhorst moves along with Luke Briscoe in hope of helping Wakefield turn a corner and once again be a profitable club.

Wakefield start the season against the newly transformed Salford Red Devils on the 16th of February.

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