Walton agrees new Featherstone deal

Jason Walton has signed a new two-year deal with Featherstone taking him to the end of the 2019 season.

The 26-year-old arrived at the LD Nutrition Stadium in January and has scored six tries in ten competitive appearances since.

He returned to action when Featherstone put Dewsbury to the sword last month, bagging an impressive double after overcoming a knee injury.

Walton, a former Super League player with Salford and Wakefield, has big plans for the years ahead after securing his future.

“I had the option of extending my stay here by another season, but I was more than happy to agree to what will be a third year here,” said Walton.

“I have really enjoyed my time here so far and, despite last weekend’s loss at the Summer Bash, I believe we are in a strong position.

“We have made the last eight of the Challenge Cup and are right in the thick of it at the top of the table. We want second place and we want to show what we are all about this weekend against Hull KR.

“Last Saturday was nowhere near good enough but people will see a difference this weekend.

“Featherstone is a fantastic club and I am proud to be a part of what we are doing here. It is a club going places and we have massive ambitions.

“I am excited to see what the remainder of this season will bring and the years ahead.”

Head coach Jon Sharp added: “Jason has been fantastic from the minute he set foot in the place.

“His attitude is exemplary and the way he worked overtime to shave two weeks of his rehabilitation time, to come back and get into the action earlier than expected was superb.

“He gives 100 percent every single week, puts his body on the line and never takes a backwards step.

“His new contract is richly deserved and we look forward to seeing how he progresses over the months and years ahead.”

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