Widnes star signs new contract

Widnes have secured the services of stand-off Danny Craven on a deal until the end of 2021.

The 27-year-old had been rumoured with a move away from the Vikings with the club becoming part-time next season.

However he has now put pen to paper on a two-year deal, becoming the second player to commit his future to the club, with Jack Owens already signing a new deal.

“I’m glad to get this deal over the line, Craven told the Vikings’ website. I’ve been here a long time, and it was never really in my plans to leave this club.

Danny Craven has signed a new two-year deal to stay at Widnes.

“I’m really happy here, and adding that to what we’ve been through this year as well, with the fans commitment to this place, that topped it off and made me want to stay.

“With myself, Jack (Owens) and Kieron (Purtill) committing for next year, it’s a good starting point now for us to build on.

“We know it’s going to be tough, but we’ve all got to come together as a club and as a town, and go through it as one.

“I’ve had two children since I’ve been at the club, and my lad is a mad Widnes fan, so if I did leave he’d have something to say about it!

“There’s no other club I’d rather play for than Widnes, so next year is exciting. We can start building for the future, getting plans and structures in place and hopefully get back to Super League one day.”

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