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Wildcats contract for teen Tom

Wakefield have handed academy player Tom Johnstone a contract for the 2015 Super League season.

The 18-year-old winger has been training with the first team in recent months and has been given a senior contract after scoring nine tries for their academy side this year.

Wildcats head coach James Webster says: "From when Tom first turned up at the club his improvement physically has been outstanding.

"He's an athlete, is really quick and his performances in the under 19's this year have warranted him getting a contract with the first team.

"It's important for us as a club that we produce some home grown players and Tom is probably the first one at that top end of the under-19s at the moment.

"I'm happy for Tom as he's a good kid and hopefully he'll progress really well."

Johnstone adds: "Ever since I was a little kid and started playing rugby it's all I've ever wanted to do. I couldn't be happier.

"I'm going to try and get my head down, get some serious training in and fight towards that Super League debut and hopefully get a couple in next season."