Swinton chairman discusses Matty Ashton sale to Warrington

Swinton chairman Andy Mazey has given an insight into the planned sale of Matty Ashton to Warrington.

The 20-year-old full-back or winger is set to sign for Super League club Warrington for the 2020 campaign.

Ashton came through the ranks with his local amateur club Rochdale Mayfield and has impressed in the Championship with Swinton this year, scoring 23 tries in 22 appearances.

Mazey commented: “We were aware of a few Super League clubs tracking Matty, notably Leeds and Wigan – but following Matty’s performance at Leigh last weekend, things really gathered pace last week.

“I took time out from my holidays to deal with the situation last Friday after a long day of negotiations I reached an agreement with Karl Fitzpatrick and Simon Moran giving permission for them to speak to Matty via his agent.

“It’s important to note that Warrington met our valuation of the player and I turned down a few offers which fell short.

“We will receive a sizeable transfer fee and also have locked in a lucrative pre-season friendly with Warrington plus some other add-ons.

“Also, the Warrington deal means we do not lose him straight away and he will play out the season with us.”

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