Rochdale sign promising duo

Drew Darbyshire

Rochdale have signed youngsters Callum Wood and Nathan Reidy for the 2019 campaign.

Wood joins the Hornets following a successful trial period at the club.

The former England Academy international will join a number of young players in Carl Forster’s squad ahead of the new season.

On singing Wood, Forster said: “He has been great since joining us on trial and he’s earned the contract.

“He’s aggressive, skilful and willing to learn. I’m really looking forward to seeing Woody pull on a Hornets’ shirt.”

Front-rower Reidy arrives at the Hornets from Wigan Warriors’ academy.

Once a Salford Red Devils junior, Reidy will add strength to Rochdale’s pack in 2019.

On bringing in Reidy, Forster added: “Nathan brings in much needed size to our pack.

“He’s a big lad with good skills, he has come through a good system at Wigan and brings a lot of professionalism to the group.”