Lions sign Cox from Leigh

Swinton Lions have signed former Leigh Centurions player Mitch Cox on a one-year deal ahead of the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

The 25-year-old joined the Centurions in 2018 and managed to score six tries in 11 appearances this season.

Cox joined the rest of the Swinton squad for the start of pre-season training, and he already feels at home with the Lions.

He told the club website: “I’m buzzing to have signed for Swinton. When the opportunity came around it was a no brainer. A few of my close mates and lads who I’ve played with before who already play at the club couldn’t speak more highly about the club and the people involved.

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“I’m also looking forward to playing under Stuart (Littler) and Allan (Coleman), who have both coached me before, and I know will get the best out of me as a player.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m ready to get stuck into pre-season and meet all the people down at the club. Swinton showcased what the club is capable of last season and what the club stands for and I’m glad that I can be a part of that in 2020.”