Tom Holmes returns to Featherstone

Drew Darbyshire

Tom Holmes has returned to Featherstone on loan from Huddersfield.

The half-back was a standout performer for Rovers last season, making 18 appearances for the club.

Holmes suffered an injury at the Summer Bash and has not played since but has been given the all clear to return to full contact training.

On re-joining Rovers, Homes said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and getting some game time.

“After all the work I’ve done in rehab, in the gym and now out on the field, I hope I can come back fitter, faster and having learned a lot about the game while I’ve been injured, be a better player.

“It’ll be good to be back down at Featherstone and see some familiar faces.

“I really enjoyed my time at Featherstone and the fans were always good to me, even when I left. It will be good to walk out in front of them again.”

On Holmes’ loan move, Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: “The move will benefit everyone enormously.

“Tom has been cleared by our medics to go back into full contact training and is now in a mini pre-season to prepare himself for the rigors of rugby league.

“He can get valuable game-time when he’s ready to go in a top championship side that he knows well from his previous time there.

“There is no set time frame on this move as there isn’t with Daniel [Smith] and the coaches will review it as the season progresses.”