Former Widnes player Sam Freeman has accused the club of showing “little faith and loyalty” following his release.

The Academy graduate will continue his career elsewhere after having spent the last six years with the club.

And Freeman has suggested that the Viking have failed to repay him after he turned down offers to leave.

He Tweeted: “After six years at the club my time there is over.

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“I’m gutted to be let go but I guess some things just don’t work out.

“I’ve turned down many opportunities over the years to stay loyal to Widnes, and for them to show such little faith and loyalty in return is very disappointing and more gutting than anything.

“There’s so much more I’d like to say, but I don’t want to sound like a bitter person, as that’s not who I am.

“I just want to say thanks to everyone at the club who’s helped me over the last six years.

“Also a big thank you to the fans – you’ve been unreal and easily the best set of fans I’ve come across in the game.

“Finally, good luck to the boys next year and all the best!”