Dewsbury Rams can announce that they have signed Liam Johnson who is a second-rower, he is the latest player to be recruited by head coach Lee Greenwood.
Johnson has signed a deal which will mean he will play for the Rams through the 2019 campaign.
The 21 year old has spent a number of years in the Huddersfield Giants academy, he has also had various loan spells out at clubs, the most recent being at the Bradford Bulls.
On his move to Dewsbury Johnson said: “I think it is an exciting time at the club, with a new coaching set up and a new head coach, the club has got really good facilities which they own. I think it is a really good time in my career to kick on and develop.”
Talking about his career so far the second rower added: “I signed at Huddersfield on scholarship and I have been there ever since, I think that was five years ago now. I have played out on loan at Oldham and Sheffield and most recently Bradford last season.
“I enjoyed my time at each club and obviously this is now my next adventure and a new club.
“Every club is different, but I enjoyed working with all the different coaching staff at each team, I made some really good friends at each club too.
“I think playing at those different clubs has given me a good experience at playing at Championship level and when I was at Bradford, at League One level too.
“Moving to Dewsbury will give me a bit more time for my personal development, obviously I am not being sent different places all the time now. Now I have got somewhere to focus on, and focus on myself and really kick on.”
Johnson is excited at the chance of working under the Rams new head coach Lee Greenwood.
He said of his new boss: “He has worked with a few teams before, and it is exciting to be working with him. I know he has a lot of ideas and hopefully I’ll get to see them come to fruition.
“I didn’t know a lot about the club before signing, however I do know that it isn’t nice to come and play here if you are an opposition player. It has always been a tough ground to visit. I know there are some good lads here, so I am looking forward to starting at the club”
On his personal aims for the season Johnson finally said: “I personally just want to have a good season, last year was a bit hit and miss for me and I just want to get into the squad and hold a position down, I also want to improve my game at the same time.”
Rams boss Greenwood is delighted at the fact he has been able to bring Johnson in.
He said: “Liam’s progression has stalled a little bit over the last year or two but he is still young enough to make a big impression in the game.
“He fits the category of what I’m trying to do at the club perfectly – young, hungry lads that want to learn and progress.”