HIGHAM STAYS AT WOLVES
WARRINGTON have turned down an audacious bid by Leigh for veteran hooker Micky Higham.
The 34-year-old hasn’t missed a game for the Wolves this season but that didn’t stop the ambitious Championship leaders from launching a bid.
They see Higham’s experience as being crucial to their title charge.
But while Micky is keeping reigning Man Of Steel Daryl Clark out of the side, there’s little chance of him leaving the HalliwellJones Stadium.
A Warrington statement said: “Warrington Wolves can confirm that the club has received a request from Leigh Centurions to sign Micky Higham with immediate effect.
“Micky is contracted at the Wolves until the end of the 2015 season and, as such the club has turned down this request from the Championship side.
“He is a key part of our first team and one of our more influential and experienced players. We believe he has a big role to play in the future success of 2015.”
It would have been a homecoming for Higham, who started his career at Leigh before moving to St Helens and Wigan for good spells ahead of pitching up at Warrington seven years ago where he has been a key man in the club’s successes.
Across the Pennines, Hull FC owner Adam Pearson says he’s still 100% behind the club despite taking the helm at Leeds United.
He has owned Hull since 2011 but has just stepped up his role at Elland Road, where he will be executive director.
Pearson said: “I’ve continued to be involved with opportunities elsewhere in sport and business but that changes nothing in terms of my responsibilities and ownership at Hull FC.
“Joining the board at Leeds United is an exciting prospect and one I’m looking forward to after a number roles in football in the past.
“However, I remain totally committed to Hull FC, having made a big commitment and contribution to the club, both emotionally and financially, and look forward to seeing the club continue to grow.”