Danny Craven joins Featherstone Rovers on season-long loan

Danny Craven has joined Featherstone Rovers from Widnes Vikings on a season-long loan.

The utility back has joined Featherstone for the duration of the 2016 season, having found his chances limited at the Vikings for the upcoming season.

Craven made 64 appearances for Widnes during his time at the club, and has also had short spells at Whitehaven and Halifax.

Vikings head coach Denis Betts said this loan move was made on the decision of Danny being able to spend more time on the pitch in 2016.

“Danny is contracted with the club for the 2016 and 2017 season. With the competition for places within our exisiting playing group, we felt it would be beneficial to Danny to secure more regular playing time,” Betts said. 

“Featherstone have presented this opportunity for Danny and it has been a pleasure working with them to facilitate this loan opportunity.”

Featherstone head coach Jon Sharp has spoke of his delight at being able to having someone of Danny’s ability at his disposal for next season. 

“I’m really excited to get Danny on board. He is an experienced player and brings some excellent attributes to the squad such as his strong kicking game,” he said. 

“He has bags of pace and great footwork to not only create opportunities but to also finish chances created by others. He is an enthusiastic trainer and I think Danny will thrive in this environment.”

Craven himself has spoke of how he can’t wait to get started at Featherstone, and believes they can achieve success next season. 

“The facilities here at Featherstone are outstanding and after speaking with Jon, he’s building a squad and team ethic which is similar to mine,” he said.

“The squad that Jon is bringing together, these facilities and support from everyone around us, I can’t see why we can’t challenge in 2016.”

 

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