Super League: Wakefield Wildcats accept offer from Hull KR for winger Ben Cockayne
Cash-strapped Wakefield have accepted an offer from Super League rivals Hull KR for winger Ben Cockayne.
Last Updated: 05/09/13 5:57pm
The 30-year-old, who still has a year left to run on his current deal, made over a century of appearances in his first spell with Rovers and helped them win promotion to Super League in 2006.
Hull KR had a bid knocked back earlier this year but have now come to an agreement with the Wildcats, who are needing around £400,000 in fresh investment to balance the books.
"The club have agreed terms on a fee for Ben Cockayne, which is a good fee in fairness to Hull KR so that's left to Benny now to see whether he wants to make the move," coach Richard Agar told the Wakefield Express.
Wakefield sold scrum-half Tim Smith to Salford last week in order to pay the players' wages but rejected a six-figure offer for skipper Danny Kirmond.
However new chairman Michael Carter admitted they may have to sell again due to their financial plight, though he insisted the Wildcats were not close to going back into administration.