Super League: Wakefield Wildcats accept offer from Hull KR for winger Ben Cockayne

Last Updated: 05/09/13 5:57pm

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Ben Cockayne: Could be set for a return to the Robins, who he left in 2011

Ben Cockayne: Could be set for a return to the Robins, who he left in 2011

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Ben Cockayne could be set to return to Hull KR after the Robins had an offered accepted by cash-strapped Wakefield for the winger.

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.

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