Olly Ashall-Bott: It was great to play full-back for Widnes

Drew Darbyshire

Widnes starlet Olly Ashall-Bott said he was grateful to play at full-back for the first time in his Super League career.

The 20-year-old played the full 80 minutes at full-back in the Vikings’ 44-22 defeat to Wakefield Trinity at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Ashall-Bott had already made two appearances for the first team in 2018 on the wing but he is glad to have played at full-back.

He said: “It was great for me to finally get a run out at full-back.

“I found out that I was playing there a few days before the game and started training in sessions during the week. It is a little weird at first as you’ve got to get used to all the different players from fully-back, but I caught up quickly.

“I’m not usually the type of player to come out and say whether I played well or not, but personally I think I went okay.

“I made a few mistakes early on in the game, but I got over those quite quickly and got into the game. I could have gone over for a try, and that maybe could have changed the game a little bit in the first half, but it wasn’t to be.”

Ashall-Bott will be hoping to make another appearance at full-back when the Vikings travel to the KCOM Stadium on Friday night to face Hull FC, 8pm kick-off.