Keighley Cougars have confirmed that Luke Gale has been released from his contract to join Wakefield Trinity with immediate effect.

Gale said “I would like to thank Keighley Cougars and wish them all the best with the remainder of the season. I’ve enjoyed my time and Keighley and would like to pass on my thanks to Ryan and Kaue, the board of directors, the players, coaching staff and fans”

The club have accepted a transfer fee and we want to thank Luke for all his efforts in Cougars colours and we wish him the best of luck in his new chapter.

Ryan O’Neill said “We wish Luke well in his move to Wakefield. We understand that with the current unknown status surrounding clubs IMG gradings, Luke wanted a guaranteed opportunity to get back into Super League. We thank him for his time at Keighley, a truly decent and nice guy who we are sorry to see leave.”