Widnes snap up former Warrington back

Widnes have received a big boost ahead of next year with the signing of former Warrington fullback or winger Jack Johnson.

The 23-year-old has signed a one-year deal after spending most of last season with Featherstone.

His career so far has been blighted by injury, most notably a double leg break that ruled him out of the 2018 season, however he has amassed 39 appearances, including a three-game loan spell with the Vikings in 2017.

“I’m really excited about the move, he told the Vikings’ club website. I’ve always kept an eye on Widnes after the time I spent here and it’ll be good to pull the shirt on again.

“Obviously as a club it’s been quite up and down, but I’m looking forward to playing my part in this rebuilding process and it’s all very exciting.

“Tim (Sheens) was also a massive factor as to why I signed at Widnes. He’s a huge name in the game and I’m really looking forward to learning from him. To win an NRL Premiership and a World Cup, I’m sure he knows a thing or two about the game which hopefully he can pass on to me. He’s a huge coup for the club and it shows that we’re going in the right direction.”

Johnson becomes the Vikings’ seventh new signing for 2020, joining Pat Moran, Liam Cooper, Kenny Baker, Jake Spedding, Deon Cross and Shane Grady in making the move.