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Dewsbury secure the future of former Super League centre

Dewsbury have continued their preparations for the 2022 Championship season with a smart piece of retention this evening.

The Rams have re-signed former Super League centre Jason Walton on a one-year deal ensuring their squad has a good level of experience, leadership and certified quality going into the new season.

The 32-year-old has enjoyed Super League stints with Salford in 2009 and from 2014-15 as well as with Wakefield in 2016. He’s also well-versed in the the second tier due to successful stints at Batley, London and Featherstone where he averaged a try every other game.

After a difficult recent spell for the former Salford man due to injuries, Walton is hoping to rekindle his now 12 year old career with one last good run of form for the Rams. Speaking about the new deal he said: “I think we are building a very strong squad this year and it was a no brainer to sign on for next season.

“I missed most of last pre-season and only had about two weeks before I played so I just want to show what I can do and hopefully get a full pre-season under my belt and kick on into what should hopefully be a decent season next year.”

Meanwhile Head Coach Lee Greenwood spoke about how impressive Walton has been in getting over his injury setbacks: “Jason came back after a long time on the side line after a very serious injury and was excellent.

“He had a couple of setbacks through knocks and illness which meant he didn’t play as many games as he would have liked to last season but he really enjoys it here at Dewsbury and wants to repay the faith shown in him from the club, coaches, players and supporters.

“This should be his first full pre-season for a few years which will set him up for a big year. When he is physically and mentally fit he is one of the best players in the Championship.”

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