Shaun Wane welcomes third “new signing” to Wigan
Wane hails Greg Burke after year on-loan at Hull Kingston Rovers
- “Greg looks in good shape, and he seems to be more mature than the player who left.” Wane
Shaun Wane says he has welcomed a third “new signing” to training this week.
Wane says Greg Burke has returned to the club a different player following a year away.
Burke spent the entire 2015 campaign on loan at Hull KR.
Wane has also signed Willie Isa and returning full-back Sam Tomkins ahead of the 2016 campaign.
Speaking to the Wigan Evening Post, Wane said: “Greg looks in good shape, and he seems to be more mature than the player who left.
“He’s a Wigan lad and going away to a new club, a new environment and having to make a new bunch of friends, it’s helped him.
“And of course he gained a lot of playing experience, and hopefully that will help him kick on.”
Burke burst onto the scene in the double-winning 2013 season and made 17 appearances.
But he found first-team chances limited the following year, and played just six times in a season which included a loan move to Bradford which was cut short by injury.
“I see him as a middle, and we want him to really challenge for a first-team place,” added Wane.
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