Keighley Cougars have confirmed the signing of forward Wellington Albert from Leeds Rhinos for the 2021 season.
The PNG international had spent most of last season on dual-registration at Featherstone Rovers, where he helped them into the playoffs.
He signed a new loan deal at Featherstone for 2020, and played six matches before the season was voided.
Reacting to the news, he said:”There are some really good players at the club already, so I’m looking forward to getting into training and help build some confidence and then win some games once we get into the new season.
“I didn’t really know much about Keighley, but last year before lockdown I met a few of the boys when I played against them in a couple of training matches with Featherstone.
“I am just looking forward now to getting back out and playing some footy, and I’m really looking forward to doing that with Keighley and helping the club move up the divisions into the Championship.”
Head Coach Rhys Lovegrove added: “I’m really excited about having a player such as Wellington at the club.
“His athleticism is going to really add something unique to not just the forward pack, but the squad as a whole.
“With the team we have and the systems that I want to play moving forward, Wellington will definitely add something different.
“I’m just really excited now to see him in Cougar colours in 2021.”