League 1 leaders Keighley Cougars have signed experienced forward Kyle Trout on a deal until the end of the 2023 season.
The 31-year-old prop was released by Championship side Featherstone earlier this month after falling down the pecking order in Brian McDermott’s side.
Trout has made more than 200 career appearances for Dewsbury, Sheffield, Wakefield, Featherstone, Hull KR, Hunslet, Doncaster, Newcastle, Batley, Whitehaven and Limoux.
Trout said: “I know the club has good things and people in place both on and off the field.
“They are in place for both now and the longer term. That’s obviously exciting to get to be a part off.
“The squad at the club is strong and full of good players. That has shown this year in the results so far, and hopefully I will come in and add to that.
“After speaking with Andrew (Henderson, head of rugby) and Rhys (Lovegrove, coach), my mind was made up without worrying about other opportunities or other focuses I have.
“I liked how they came across and I like the direction in which the club is heading.”
Keighley boss delighted to secure services of Kyle Trout
Cougars head of rugby Andrew Henderson said: “I brought Kyle to Rhys’ attention recently and after watching and speaking to him, we were we both happy to offer him the opportunity to join us.
“He is a quality person and talented player who we feel will add value to our group.
“Personally, I am really pleased that Kyle chose to join us as I know for certain that clubs would have been interested in him.
“I would finally like to extend a warm welcome to Kyle and his family to Cougar Park. I hope his time with us is a successful one.”
Trout will wear the number 38 shirt for Keighley for the rest of this season.
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