Leigh bring in local lad for 2019

Leigh have signed utility-back Brad Holroyd on professional terms from local amateur side Leigh East.

The 18-year-old has been training with John Duffy’s squad over pre-season and signed on the dotted line following the public training session at Leigh Miners Rangers on Saturday.

Holroyd, who can play at full-back or wing, has represented England Lions Under-19s at international level and Lancashire in the Three Counties Championship.

On signing Holroyd, Duffy said: “Brad impressed in two years at Leigh East and in the autumn represented England Lions and Lancashire U19s in the Three Counties Championship.

“We went to watch him, invited him to train with us and he’s done really well over the sessions and deserves his opportunity.

“Brad’s got a lot of work to do but he’s a great lad who’s really eager to learn and has good skills and versatility.

“He can play full-back or wing and he will really benefit from playing and training in the set-up we have here.”