Dewsbury Rams can announce they have signed highly rated centre Adam Ryder from Keighley Cougars.

Ryder who signed for the Cougars in 2017 has now been released from his contract so he can sign for Dewsbury.

The powerful and pacey 28 year old has put pen to paper for the rest of this season and the next.

The signing has been able to happen due to the funds the ‘All Together 2018’ campaign have raised.

Head coach Neil Kelly had this to say on the new addition to the squad.

He said: “I am delighted to be able to bring Adam to the club. I’ve had my eye on him for a while and was going to try and sign him next year.

“It is great that we have been able to sign Adam ahead of other clubs who were also interested in him.

“Due to Keighley’s unfortunate circumstances, it has meant we were able to bring Adam in sooner than planned.

“I’d like to thank the ‘All Together 2018’ group who have been able to provide the funds and backed me to make this signing.

“I’m looking forward to working with him.”

A representative of the ‘All Together 2018’ group said: “We are delighted that we could help Neil make this signing.

“This was the idea of the ‘All Together’ scheme where we could help Neil bring in specific players he wanted.

“All Together couldn’t happen without the support of SquadGoals, Dewsbury Faithful, the Amber Ribbon and fans indavidual donations.”

Welcome to the club Adam.