Danny Addy and Jack Wells find new clubs on short-term deals

Widnes Vikings have confirmed the loan signing of duo Jack Wells and Danny Addy from Salford Red Devils on initial two-week loan deals to strengthen the squad ahead of Monday’s trip to Newcastle Thunder.

Addy will bring experience to the pack, having stacked up over 200 appearances during his career so far. The 31-year-old arrives from Salford having also spent six years with Bradford Bulls where he played more than 150 of his games between 2010 and 2016.

The versatile forward mainly operates as a 13, but has played games at second row, hooker and in the halves during his career so far.

Addy is a Scotland international, having played 18 games for his country and scoring five tries since making his international debut in 2013.

He has also played for Dewsbury Rams, Hull Kingston Rovers and Leigh Centurions and has experience at both Super League and Championship level.

24-year-old middle Wells played for Wigan Warriors for four years between 2016 and 2020, spending time on loan at Swinton Lions and Toronto Wolfpack.

Wells made his first-team debut for Wigan at just 18 years of age back in 2016, and toured Australia that same year as well as scoring a try in the Academy Grand Final the following year. He joined boyhood club Salford ahead of last season.

Wells joined Barrow Raiders on a two-week loan deal earlier this month, and put in a strong performance in front of the Vikings fans when the Raiders won here live on Monday Night Rugby League.

Both players will begin training with the Vikings as soon as possible and will be available for selection next Monday when we face Newcastle Thunder.

On joining this week and what he can bring to the Vikings, Addy said: “I’m looking forward to playing. Hopefully I can bring some energy to the team.

“I like to ball play in the middle, I can play a few positions so I’ll have a chat with the coach and see where best fits.”

On Monday’s trip to Newcastle, Danny added: “I’ve played with a couple of lads who are playing there and there are some good players in that team, they’re a good side. We’ll be looking to turn up with the right attitude and turn them over.”

Jack said: “Hopefully I can bring a bit of go-forward to the pack. It’ll be good to get some game time under my belt.”

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