Fresh from securing Super League status over the weekend, Widnes have handed a new deal to centre Ed Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, 21, made four appearances for the Vikings this season but has made the majority of his 53 career appearances on loan at Bradford, Workington and Whitehaven.
He said: “I’m looking forward to having another season at Widnes Vikings. It’s been good to have had some time in the squad this year and to build on my experiences on loan. I’m looking forward to having a good pre-season and to staking a claim for a first-team place.”
Chamberlain was part of the squad that travelled to Catalans for the club’s crucial win on Saturday, but wasn’t selected in the 17-man team.
Coach Denis Betts added: “I am pleased that Ed has chosen to extend his stay with Widnes Vikings for the 2018 Super League Season.
“Ed has been outstanding, every time we have called upon him this year. He has matured as a player and gained a lot from his spells on loan.
“Since his return to the Vikings, he has trained hard and done everything asked of him whenever he has been called into action. I know that Ed will be relishing the challenge of claiming a first team spot for 2018.”