Sheffield Eagles have revealed that they have signed Liam Johnson on loan from the Huddersfield Giants until the end of the current season.
Johnson inked a two-year deal with the Giants last year, and the versatile back rower has captained England at youth level.
“We have been keen on bringing this lad to Sheffield Eagles for some time,” Sheffield director of rugby Mark Aston told his club’s official website.
“We are all about competition for places here at this club, and with Liam’s versatility he will certainly add that in a number of key areas.
“We are really pleased to have finally got him because to be honest this was a deal that we almost had done a couple of weeks ago, so it is great to get this one over the line and get Liam through the door.”
Johnson played 19 games last season for Oldham in the Championship.
“We have had a good look at him, we saw him play for Oldham last season, and we like what we have seen,” Aston added.
“He fits in well to the type of player that we like to have at this club. He is young with lots of potential, and this is a project that we can develop.
“He had taste of The Championship last season, where he had some success but now he needs to kick on.
“He has talent and I think he will thrive in our environment because we now have some depth in a number of areas, and that will bring on others who are already in the group.
“Obviously we thank Huddersfield for trusting us with his development, and we look forward to seeing him in an Eagles jersey.”