Featherstone Rovers have completed a short term loan deal for Yusuf Aydin from Hull KR.
Wakefield local, Aydin, will go straight into Sean Long’s 21-man squad for the Good Friday clash with Batley in the wake of a number of the club’s forwards being unavailable for selection.
The 22-year old Turkish International has had previously appeared for Wakefield Trinity and Leeds Rhinos in Super League as well as loan spells at York Knights and Sheffield Eagles.
He played in perhaps Leeds’ best win of the 2022 season when they beat Wigan Warriors at Headingley comfortably.
However he was left out of their defeat to Toulouse Olympique the week before despite a lack of forwards at the club in a loan move that left a lot of people baffled though he had a very impressive impact against the Warriors in his one and only appearance.
The Rovers will be hoping for a similar impact.
Head Coach Long commented on the addition of Aydin saying: “We have picked up a few injuries since the York game, particularly in the forward pack.
“Therefore we have brought in some quality from Super League to bolster us in the next couple of weeks. There are a couple of tough games coming up in the shape of Batley and London, this will give the squad a bit of a life in what is an important part of the season.”
It is also expected that the Rovers will add Castleford Tigers prop Albert Vete to their ranks on loan.