Liam Forsyth commits to Swinton

Steven Hughes

Swinton Lions have announced centre Liam Forsyth has signed a new deal for the 2022 season.

Forsyth is a product of the Wigan Warriors academy, and made 13 appearances for the club in 2017. He also scored three tries, including two against Catalans Dragons.

He then had three separate spells with the Lions on loan and dual registration from the Warriors.

The 25-year-old then made a permanent switch to Leigh Centurions ahead of the 2019 season. He enjoyed a prolific debut season at Leigh Sports Village, scoring 10 tries in 10 games.

Forsyth only played once in the voided 2020 season, scoring two tries in a 34-0 victory over York City Knights.

In 2021, Forsyth signed for Swinton, and played in their Challenge Cup victory over Newcastle Thunder at the start of the season. But a freak injury in a friendly against Bradford Bulls meant his season was over before it had begun.

On his re-signing, Forsyth said: “I’m made up to have re-signed again at Swinton. The club and fans have always been brilliant with me, and I was gutted at not being able to play last year through injury.

“But this coming season we are hungry to put a lot of things right. Hopefully we can get in a good pre-season and then come out firing. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in 2022.”

Swinton Head Coach Allan Coleman added:We are so pleased to get Liam signed for next season because he’s a super league player in my eyes. He had an awful time last year with injury and we missed him so much.

“I’m confident that he will be massive for us next year and will be a player that other teams will be worried about.”

More of the same for Swinton

Forsyth is the latest player to commit to Swinton, with Nick Gregson, Mitch Cox, Ben Heyes and Jordan Case all signing on the dotted line in the last week.

The Lions are preparing for life in League One in 2022, after finishing bottom of the Championship. They only managed two wins all season, and will hope for an immediate return.

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