Dewsbury sign Paul Sykes

Dewsbury Rams have confirmed that they have signed utility back Paul Sykes for the 2016 season.

The 34-year-old has a wealth of experience, having played in Super League for Bradford, Harlequins and Wakefield, as well as having represented England and Great Britain.

“I’m really pleased to sign for my hometown club,”Sykes told his new club’s official website.

“I spoke to Glenn Morrison [Dewsbury coach] about joining. He’s someone I’ve known for a while from our time together at Bradford and Wakefield.

“We discussed my plans and in the end I was delighted to be able to join Dewsbury.

“I’ve followed the club closely for a number of years and have been down to watch matches whenever I’ve had chance.

“And it’ll be a real privilege to be on the pitch representing them in 2016.”

Rams coach Morrison is pleased to have added a player of such pedigree to his plans for 2016.

“As Sykesy has mentioned already, the two of us have known each other for a while,” he said.

“He’s one of the most experienced players in the Championship and capable of doing a job in a number of positions.

“He’s represented Great Britain and has years of experience at the very top of the game.

“Paul is an excellent goal-kicker – he scored 16 points in the Shield Final on Sunday – and that quality in front of the posts will be a real asset to us next season.

“He’s a local lad who knows and loves the club and I’m really glad to be able to finally bring him here.

“I’m sure he’ll be a big hit with the fans when he throws on that Dewsbury shirt.”

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