Swinton boost squad with Grant signing

Swinton Lions continue to boost their squad ahead of the 2020 Betfred Championship season with the signing of Sam Grant.

Grant, who can play wing or centre, was part of the Wigan Warriors Academy set-up and played for London Skolars in 2019 where he scored three tries in four appearances, while he also turned out for Rochdale Hornets as well,

The signing of Grant comes on the back of the club securing the services of Mitch Cox from Leigh Centurions.

The 20-year-old told the club website:I am very happy to sign for the Lions and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.

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“I’m also looking forward to meeting my new team mates and getting involved during pre season. Hopefully I can contribute into making 2020 a good year for both the club and supporters.”

Head coach Stuart Littler added: “I’m really excited to be able to announce the signing of former Wigan junior Sam Grant. Sam is a very experienced academy star who has already had some success in his career.

“After watching academy games at our partner club Wigan, Sam was identified as a player who we felt had the potential if the opportunity ever arose to get him on board.

“I am pleased to say after meeting Sam a couple of times he sees us as a good fit for the next stage of his career. Sam will challenge for a centre berth, but he can also adequately cover the wing position.