Wakefield interested in signing Keith Senior

Former Great Britain and Leeds Rhinos centre Keith Senior
Senior had only signed with the Crusaders on July 7

Wakefield coach John Kear wants to offer Keith Senior a Super League lifeline with the Wildcats.

Senior is looking for a new club after the Crusaders this week withdrew from the top flight.

The 35-year-old had signed a two-year contract with the Welsh club after being released by Leeds, but that deal has now been terminated.

Kear said: "He has a wealth of experience and that is one of things we have missed."

Senior was a member of Kear's Challenge Cup-winning Sheffield Eagles side in 1998 and the veteran coach would the love the opportunity to work with the player again.

"We are in Super League XVI now and Keith has played in 16 of those years," said Kear.

"We have got a good base here but might have an overload of young players still learning their trade.

"It would be nice to get some quality, marquee players in amongst that.

"Keith fits the bill. He has won Super League titles, the Challenge Cup and played for Great Britain on numerous occasions.

"I have followed his career with interest because I worked with him in its infancy.

"It is great to see how he has developed into an accomplished, high-quality rugby league player."

Wakefield are now able to start recruiting players after the uncertainty over whether they would receive a Super League licence for 2012-14 was ended following Crusaders' withdrawal.

The Wildcats were favourites to be dropped from Super League when the licences were awarded on Tuesday.

Uncertainty over their future has left the Wildcats behind other clubs in terms of recruitment for 2012, but Kear said he was now keen to make up for lost time.