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Fitzpatrick - Gelling has X-factor

18th January 2020, 12:39 by Jack Ogalbe

Wigan's claim they did not want to re-sign Anthony Gelling is nonsense, according to Warrington CEO Karl Fitzpatrick.

The centre signed for the Wolves in September from Widnes Vikings but there were suggestions the Warriors were also interested, with the Aucklander having made over 100 appearances and won two Super League titles at the DW Stadium.

Cherry and Whites chairman Ian Lenagan recently rejected these claims, describing them as a "complete lie" in Wigan Today, but Harrison has hit back.

The Warrington CEO says the arrival of the 29-year-old has been positive both on and off the field and has backed him to prove his doubters wrong at the Halliwell Jones.

"Sometimes when people experience rejection, they can go into denial and that's fine," Fitzpatrick said. "I know how keen Wigan were to bring Anthony back.

"Having seen at close quarters what he can bring to a team, he's got a genuine X-factor, but not only that, we've seen off the field how marketable he is.

"I know they were disappointed he decided not to go back to Wigan, and we're very fortunate to get him over the line and for him to join Warrington Wolves."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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