Widnes ace Tom Gilmore has pledged to stay with the Vikings and has turned down the opportunity of a Super League place.
Without mentioning which club made him the offer, Gilmore has pledged to stay with the relegated Vikings to try and help them back into the top flight.
The 24-year-old half-back has been with the Cheshire side since he was 11 and is in no rush to turn his back on them now.
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Gilmore said: “Widnes Vikings mean a lot to me, the club always has and it always will, so I’m delighted to sign a new deal.
“I wanted to stay here and give it my best shot to get the club back where it belongs. We need to get this club back to Super League and I’m happy to be a part of trying to achieve that goal.
“It’s crucial that the majority of the young lads have decided to stay and that some of the senior boys have stayed put.
We have a really good core group now and I am sure it will get added to along the way with some more quality additions.
“I’m a part of the team that got us relegated so I have to contribute to getting us back up to Super League, and that means I’ll be doing everything within my power to do just that. “