Keighley keep former Warrington winger

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Taylor Prell Keighley Cougars

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Keighley have announced outside back Taylor Prell has signed a new deal for the 2022 season.

Prell signed for the club back in 2019. He was also at Warrington and rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie.

Since signing, the 23-year-old has impressed, building year-on-year with the club. However, his first full season with the club was cut short by the pandemic.

In 2021, he made the transition inside to the centre from the wing. He contributed with an impressive 10 tries in 18 matches as the Cougars finished fourth.

Speaking about his new deal, Prell said: “The goal for this season has to be promotion to the Championship and play my part for the team wherever that might be in the squad.

“I’m a reasonably local lad and Keighley is my closest Rugby League team, so I want to help them succeed.

“The board we have and the core of players we’ve kept during my time at the club makes it a good environment and one I want to continue to play in.

“The coaching and backroom staff we have are of the highest quality which gives us the best opportunity to get promoted and compete in the Championship.

“The plans in place for new facilities at Cougar Park in the future will also be exciting for us as players but also the supporters.”

Keighley’s start confirmed

The Cougars start their League One campaign when they travel to Oldham in March. The Roughyeds were relegated from the Championship in 2021.

Before then, their cup campaign will get underway at the end of January, as they enter the competition in the second round.

Prell is the fourth player to re-sign for the club in the last week. Anesu Mudoti and Nathan Roebuck confirmed their transfers to the club. Long-serving forward James Feather has also committed to the club for 2022.

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