Swinton sign Leigh winger

Swinton Lions have confirmed the signing of Leigh Centurions outside back Mitch Cox on a one-year deal.

The 25-year-old joined the Centurions from the amateur ranks towards the end of 2018 and has since gone on to make 19 appearances and score seven tries.

As an amateur he played for both Leigh Miners Rangers and Thatto Heath Crusaders, and also spent a season in Australia playing for Thirroul Butchers.

“When the opportunity came around it was a no brainer, he said. A few of my close mates and lads who I’ve played with before who already play at the club couldn’t speak more highly about the club and the people involved.

“Swinton showcased what the club is capable of last season and what the club stands for and I’m glad that I can be a part of that in 2020.”

Swinton head coach Stuart Littler added: “I am made up to be able to announce the signing of another quality youngster in Mitch Cox.

“Mitch again maps into our recruitment strategy of working to bring in young players that we can mould into an exciting team.”