Widnes Vikings have re-signed back row forward David Allen on a two year contract.
The 24 year old Irish international returns to the Stobart Stadium Halton, following spells at Oldham and Barrow where he won a Co-operative Championship Grand Final winners’ medal in 2009.
Sporting Director Terry O’Connor is delighted with the latest acquisition to the Vikings’ squad. “From an early age Dave has been regarded as one of the most talented forwards of his age and I’m sure that under the guidance of Paul Cullen he will realise his potential over the next two seasons.
Cullen added, “David is a rare commodity in today’s game, an eighty minute footballer who has played at the top level domestically, has international experience and has the desire to return to Super League with his hometown Club.”
Speaking from the Irish training camp, prior to Sunday’s clash with Lebanon, Allen was excited about the prospect of running out in a black and white shirt again. “To play for your hometown Club is a big thing and with the changes taking place at Widnes it’s certainly the place to be.
“I have ambitions of returning to Super League and I think that by rejoining the Vikings I have a great chance of fulfilling them in 2012.”