Thompson keen to add sparkle at Widnes

Widnes new boy Corey Thompson is hoping that he can add some flair and finesse to the Vikings’ back line in 2016.

The utility back, who plays mainly at full-back or winger, believes that the style of play in Super League may suit him better than that of the NRL.

“Maybe I can bring a different brand of football. I know it’s all rugby league but I think it’s a little bit different over here,” he said, according to the Liverpool Echo.

“Des Hasler was my coach at the Bulldogs for three years. He’s a really good coach and I learned a lot from him.

“Hopefully I can learn more from Denis (Betts) and bring in a few plays that were used at the Bulldogs.

“Competition’s a healthy thing for any club. You don’t want players too comfortable in their position and slacking off during the year. It’s a good thing to have other players biting at your heels.

“If you’re not starting, you want to train well and get that starting spot.

“You want to play well week in week out, so you can get that spot for the whole year.”

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