Young trial pair are on course, says Harrison

Keith Holden
Keith Holden

Young trialists Keith Holden and Freddy Walker are both on track to earn contracts with Halifax, according to coach Karl Harrison.

Holden, the brother in law of the late Wigan and Great Britain hooker Terry Newton and the son of the former Warrington player Keith Holden, linked up with Fax before Christmas after his release from Widnes.

The former England under 16s player turned in two solid spells during the Boxing Day win at Keighley.

Walker, the former Huddersfield player who quit the Giants to join Fax (see separate story), turned in an impressive 80-minute stint on the wing.

“I thought Freddy was fantastic, he’s been really good for us already,” said Harrison.

“Keith’s a different character, more of a deep thinker, but he’s done very well too.

“The big thing for both of them is that they are eligible for the under 20s, which is obviously going to assist them.

“At the moment, they’re on trial and they both have an opportunity to try and make that more permanent.

“We’ve not discussed terms as yet, but I think if they keep going as they have done, we will get to that at some stage.”