Widnes Vikings provide update as they start pre-season with nine new signings

Widnes have provided an update on their squad as they beig pre-season training.

The Championship outfit confirmed that head coach John Kear currently has a 27-man squad for the 2023 season.

That includes no less than nine new signings, with the Vikings hoping to push for a play-off sport after an underwhelming 2022 campaign that saw them finish eighth.

Among their new additions are a host of players with Super League experience such as Grand Final winner Kyle Amor, hooker Jordan Johnstone and winger Kieran Dixon – who spent last season on loan at the club from Leigh.

Callum Field is the other player that has made his loan move permanent, joining from Championship rivals Featherstone.

Ant Walker arrives from Bradford, Will Evans from Whitehaven, while Max Roberts and Lewis Hatton have both joined on one-year deals from Swinton Lions.

Perhaps the most well received incoming of the lot is halfback Tom Gilmore, who returns to the Vikings after three seasons away, having played for a made his name for the club in Super League, amassing over 200 points.

New signings for 2023:
Kyle Amor
Kieran Dixon
Will Evans
Callum Field
Tom Gilmore
Lewis Hatton
Jordan Johnstone
Max Roberts
Anthony Walker

Players already under contract for 2023:
Aaron Brown
Liam Bent
Danny Craven
Owen Farnworth
Matty Fleming
Ryan Ince
Josh Johnson
Adam Lawton
Joe Lyons
Jack Owens
Sam Wilde

Contract extensions for 2023:
Oliver Brookes
Oliver Davies
Joe Edge
Matty Fozard
Shane Grady
Brad Holroyd
Will Tilleke

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