Warrington Wolves have signed forward Jordan Crowther from fellow Super League side Wakefield Trinity on a deal for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old will add utility value to Daryl Powell’s side, being comfortable playing in the back-row, loose forward and hooking positions.
Crowther has made 100 appearances for Wakefield since making his first team debut back in 2014.
The Wakefield-born forward will be ineligible for Warrington’s next game against Wakefield on Sunday week, but could make his debut against Catalans Dragons at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday, August 4.
On joining Warrington, Crowther said: “I can’t wait to get started.
“There was a lot of pressure at Wakefield with the relegation fight this year but then there’s also a lot of pressure at Warrington with the club pushing to achieve what they’re aiming to.
“I base my game on the little one per cent efforts, I really pride myself on my work rate, energy and effort.
“I want to come in and give the team a boost for these last few games and the business end of the season.
“For me to come in and hopefully give the team a new lease of life and some selection headaches for Daryl (Powell) is my job.
“I’m taking this as a fresh start. I’ve had a few weeks to mentally recharge and get my body physically ready.
“Come three weeks’ time when the Catalans game is I’ll be firing and ready to go.”
Daryl Powell delighted to welcome Jordan Crowther to Warrington Wolves
Powell says he is pleased to be able to bring in reinforcements as Super League enters the business end of the season.
Powell said: “We’ve been searching hard in the market to stiffen up our numbers in the middle of the field and Jordan became available last week.
“He’s an experienced player with some great qualities as both a person and a player.
“He can play 13 and back-row as well as filling in at nine so he has a lot of flexibility as well.
“He will really help our drive forward over the next crucial part of the season and we are looking forward to welcoming him into the squad.”