Jimmy Keinhorst extends loan at Widnes

Widnes and Leeds have agreed to extend the loan spell for Jimmy Keinhorst.

The 27-year-old had completed his initial one-month loan deal with the Vikings, but the loan has now been extended and he will remain at the Halton Stadium for longer, with the Rhinos being able to recall him if required.

Keinhorst has found chances hard to come by at the Rhinos this season and has made two appearances for the Vikings while on loan.

And the Germany international is delighted to stay at Widnes.

He said: “I was pleased to join Widnes Vikings on loan last month, giving me the opportunity to keep active and enjoy game time.

“I’ve really enjoyed my spell at the club, and I am excited to have this opportunity to continue to represent the Vikings further into this season.

“I’m looking forward to building some consistency, supporting the team to pick up points and climb the table.”

Vikings coach Denis Betts is glad to have Keinhorst at his disposal for a longer period.

He said: “We are grateful to Leeds for extending Jimmy’s loan spell at the Vikings.

“Jimmy is a quality, experienced player, who adds real threat to our edges. As he continues to settle into the team, we’ll begin to see the best of him. We are pleased to be able to extend the loan of someone of his ability.”