Widnes Vikings have completed the signing of centre Jake Spedding, who arrives from Featherstone Rovers on a one-year deal. The 22-year-old came through the academy at St Helens and made four senior appearances for the club before moving on to Barrow and then Featherstone, who he did not make one appearance for.
Spedding becomes the fifth new arrival for Widnes, joining Jack Owens, Danny Craven, Joe Lyons and Shane Grady at the club, and hopes to finally get the chance to show what he can do. “I’m delighted it’s all signed and sorted, I can’t wait to get started,” he said.
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“Kieron spoke to me a couple of times and was keen for me to come and join this club, which speaks volumes to me. “I’ve been at a few clubs now in the Championship, and I’m starting to get a feel of what is needed to be successful in this division.
Hopefully I can bring some of that to the squad for next season. “This club is massive and speaks for itself, and I’d love nothing more than to help get it back up to where it belongs. “I want to let the fans know that I’ll give 100% every time I wear the shirt, and hopefully I can reward them with plenty of tries and some fast, attacking rugby.”