Rochdale capture Paddy Flynn

Drew Darbyshire

Rochdale have secured the services of former Super League winger Paddy Flynn.

The 30-year-old, who stepped away from the full-time game in 2017, has since played for Sheffield Eagles and Thatto Heath Crusaders.

Flynn scored 102 tries in 177 appearances for Widnes Vikings before spending time on loan at Castleford Tigers, where he scored six in 10 games.

On signing Flynn, Hornets’ coach Carl Forster said: “This is a huge signing for our club.

“I’ve known Paddy a while and I’ve tried signing him every year, but Rochdale massively appealed to him.

“He’s a great player and his quality will help the younger boys around him. I can’t wait to see him in a Rochdale shirt.”

Flynn commented: “I can’t wait to meet the lads and get to work with Carl.

“There are some real competitors in this team. It’s going to be a tough competition and I’m sure we can hold our own against some of the bigger teams.”