Wakefield sign Ben Jones-Bishop from Salford
Last Updated: 05/11/15 11:17am
Wakefield have continued to strengthen their side ahead of the 2016 season with the signing of former Leeds outside back Ben Jones-Bishop from Salford.
The 27-year-old has signed a one-year deal and becomes the Wildcats eighth recruit for the next campaign as coach Brian Smith continues to rebuild the team.
Jones-Bishop arrives at Wakefield after 12 months with the Red Devils, during which he made 25 appearances and scored 16 tries.
Prior to his move to Salford, Jones-Bishop, who is comfortable at either wing or full-back, played for Leeds Rhinos for six years and he also enjoyed a successful season on loan at Harlequins RL in 2010, scoring 11 tries in 18 matches.
Jones-Bishop joins new signings Anthony Tupou, Liam Finn and Anthony England at Belle Vue and will be hoping to improve on last year's relegation battle.
He said: "I am very excited about the challenge that lies ahead at Wakefield and playing a role in helping the club build for the future.
"I am looking forward to playing alongside my team-mates but I am also looking forward to developing and improving areas of my game working under Brian Smith."
The signing of Ben Jones-Bishop is another highlight of our preparations for progress in Super League in 2016.
Jones-Bishop is an experienced Super League player having won two Grand Finals in 2011 and 2012 with the Rhinos.
Smith, who beat Hull to the signature of the player, said: "The signing of Ben Jones-Bishop is another highlight of our preparations for progress in Super League in 2016.
"Young, fast and coming back home to West Yorkshire add a great feel to the qualities Ben will bring to our team. The try-scoring and try-saving potential through his speed and anticipation is an exciting prospect for all in the Wildcats army.
"Personally, I can't wait to start working on the attacking combinations for Ben with players like Anthony Tupou with his offloads, Jacob Miller's stepping breaks and the crafty passes and kicks of Liam Finn.
"This latest addition of talent and speed continues the Wildcats growth for the huge season ahead."