North Wales Crusaders recruit Jack Holmes for 2020

North Wales Crusaders have announced the signing of utility back Jack Holmes from Oldham.

Holmes was once on the books of Super League Salford and first made his mark on the semi-professional ranks with Oldham back in 2015, helping the club clinch promotion from League 1.

After featuring for Oldham heavily in the early part of the 2016 campaign, the 25-year-old dropped down a division to join Rochdale in 2017 and picked up his second successive promotion.

Holmes has been at the Roughyeds for the last two seasons and helped the club achieve promotion to the second tier via the play-offs last season.

He made 16 appearances for the club last term, scoring six times.

On the signing, Holmes said: “I wanted to move somewhere else and I know Crusaders are aiming to challenge for the play-offs so it seemed like a good fit.

“I’ve been promoted from this division three times so I’m hoping to play a big part and use that to my advantage.

“The goal next season is to make those play-off places and I think we can definitely do that.

“We’ve got a young squad for next season, but it’ll mean there’s plenty of enthusiasm and new players coming in will mean there’s that competition for places.

“I’m looking forward to it as it’s a completely fresh challenge for me.

“I want to train well during pre-season, impress the coaching staff and play as many games as I can next season.”


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