Dewsbury Rams can announce that they have signed highly rated winger Andy Gabriel from League One side Keighley Cougars.

Gabriel was the Cougars top try scorer last year. He has signed a deal for the 2019 season at the club.

He says he’s excited to make the step up to Betfred Championship rugby.

He said: “I’m excited to make the step up it is what I have been pushing for.

“I have been at Keighley for three years and every year I think I have stepped up. I have learnt a lot from different people at the club. Confidence has always been a big thing and I think every year I have just grown in confidence.

“I have grown as a player, playing in that league.”

Although Gabriel is predominantly a winger he has played in other positions in the past.

“When I was younger playing in the amateur league I did play as a centre.

“I then moved onto the wing position which suits me with my pace and finishing.”

“Dewsbury was the ideal club for me to come to. Obviously it helps that I have played with Adam Ryder before and been coached under Mitch.

“They spoke well of the club and I know it will be a good move for me.

“They told me it is a very professional environment and all the lads are good, so I can’t wait to get started.

“I have never played against the Rams but whenever I have spoke to anyone about Dewsbury they have always spoke highly of the club.

“I just want to give it a good go and see where I can go.”

On his hopes for the season the 25 year old insisted he just wants to give it a real good go.

He commented: “I just want to give it a really good go. I want to have a good pre-season and just show in friendlies and then in the season what I can do.”

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