Widnes bring in third new signing

Widnes have confirmed the signing of outside back Deon Cross from Barrow.

Cross joins the Vikings on a one-year deal from 2020, after a successful season with Barrow, where he was the club’s top try scorer in 2019 with 14 tries.

His overall Championship record stands at 25 tries in 57 games, after spells with both the Raiders and Rochdale.

The former St Helens academy graduate becomes Kieron Purtill’s third new signing for next season, following Shane Grady and Jake Spedding.

“I’m really excited to be joining such a great club like Widnes for the 2020 season, and I am grateful for the opportunity, he said. “Having spoken to Kieron, the direction and vision that he has for the team and the club moving forward persuaded me to join the Vikings.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there for my first game playing in front of the supporters. Widnes have a great fan base that take a big number of travelling supporters to away games too, and that was also one of the reasons which persuaded me to join this club.

“With the team that we are putting together, I’m sure we will have a top Championship side in 2020.

“Hopefully the fans will see that I’m hard working and consistent, and I will always make sure that I give 100% week in week out for this club.”

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