Featherstone have announced the signing of a former St Helens player who most recently turned out for Barrow.

Jake Spedding makes the switch to Rovers after starting his career in Saints’ Academy ranks, and following a spell on dual-registration with Sheffield last season.

He made four senior appearances before making a permanent switch to the Raiders this year.

The 22-year-old centre says the opportunity to join the Championship play-off chasers was too good to turn down.

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He said: “When the opportunity came up to sign for Featherstone it was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“They are a huge club with big ambitions and I’m excited to be part of the team for the rest of the season and hopefully be successful through the play-offs and take Featherstone to Super League.”