Jordan Thompson returns to Leigh

Leigh have re-signed Hull FC forward Jordan Thompson for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old spent time at the Centurions last term, before moving to Leeds towards the end of the campaign.

Thompson – who made 26 appearances in his first spell at Leigh – has scored 42 tries in 230 career games.

Leigh coach John Duffy said: “Jordan’s a player I’ve admired for a while and he was Leigh’s standout player last year by a country mile.

“I like the way he goes about his business and by all accounts he’s a great lad as well. I’ve been trying to get him on loan for a while but thanks to Derek and everyone at Hull FC we have now secured Jordan on a permanent contract.

“From speaking to Jordan he’s passionate about Leigh Centurions and he’d have loved to have stayed last year but for things going pear-shaped which meant he had to move on.

“This season’s probably been a bit frustrating for him as he’s not had the game time he’s used to and needs. He’s not a young kid anymore and he needs to be playing every week to be at his best. I’m really looking forward to meeting him and working with him.”

Thompson added: “I’m really happy to be coming back to Leigh. I feel like a pig in the proverbial to be honest. I’d no intention of moving on but circumstances dictated that I did.

“I really enjoyed my time at Leigh, the players and staff were awesome and the fans were brilliant. I loved being really involved every week and there was always a good atmosphere about the place.

“I enjoyed my short time at Leeds and can’t speak too highly of the club. I got an insight into why they’ve been so successful over a large number of years. Going back to Hull gave me the chance to re-join my old club but with the team doing well this year I haven’t had the games I’d have liked.

“Coming back to Leigh I feel I’ve got unfinished business and I’m joining a club in good stead. They’re doing well in the league and there’s the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup to look forward to. I just want to add something to the squad and the team and succeed. I’ve heard a lot of good things about John Duffy and I can’t wait to get started.”

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