Keighley keep utitlity Aidan Scully

Aidan Scully Keighley
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Keighley have announced utility player Aidan Scully has signed a new deal for the 2022 season.

Scully, who can play at centre or second row, initially played for the club back in 2017. He made his debut during their game against Workington. They had come from 26 points down to rescue a point.

The next year saw Scully leave the club. Keighley’s financial problems were catching up to them, and Scully also cited personal issues away from the game.

He stepped away from the professional game as a result, and had been building himself back up with the Stanningley club in Leeds.

As a result of his performances there, he was offered a trial back at the Cougars ahead of the 2021 season. He impressed Head Coach Rhys Lovegrove and was offered a permanent deal.

He will now stay at the club for a second season.

Reacting to the news, Scully said: “The club helped me, and I want to repay the favour and help get that promotion to the Championship.

“This a great family club so I want both myself and my kids to be around this great environment. I’m determined to work hard with the lads to get where we need to be and looking forward to the new season.”

Can Keighley return to the Championship?

Keighley will be looking to build on last season. A last minute defeat against Doncaster cost them a place in the playoff final.

However, they are listed as favourites with the bookmakers to make a return to the Championship. They found themselves controversially relegated after the reshuffle of the leagues in 2014, and have been in League One since.

The club have already made a couple of decent signings with the likes of Nathan Roebuck and Anesu Mudoti joining for the season.

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