John Kear makes his first two signings as Widnes Vikings boss with ex-Super League duo

John Kear has named his first two signings as Widnes Vikings with ex-Super League duo.

Luis Roberts and Kieran Dixon have signed two-week loan deals from Leigh Centurions, with the current Championship leaders having a plethora of attacking outlets out wide.

The pair will join up with the squad this week and will be available for selection for this Sunday’s game at home to London Broncos.

They will significantly strengthen Widnes’ options in the backs, following long-term injuries to Ollie Brookes and Lloyd Roby.

Dixon signed on loan back in April with the Vikings but unfortunately suffered an injury which cut his spell short, but he returns in contention for this weekend’s match.

He has played three games for Leigh this season scoring one try, and recently played for Rochdale Hornets against Swinton Lions during a two-week loan earlier this month.

The 29-year-old is vastly experienced with 206 games under his belt, scoring 143 tries in the process, and has amassed 1140 points with strong a kicking game to boot.

Roberts has played twice against Widnes this season, featuring in both the two sides’ league game with Leigh and the Challenge Cup tie. He has featured in six games for the Centurions so far this season.

The 20-year-old winger made his Wales debut last weekend under new Widnes head coach John Kear, assisting a try on his first international appearance.

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