Swinton Lions bring Hull duo KR and Widnes on loan

Photo courtesy of Swinton Lions and Pete Green

The Swinton Lions have announced the loan signings of Max Kirkbright and Brad Holroyd for the remainder of the Ligue 1 campaign.

Kirkbright, 19, leaves Hull KR. The outside back joined the Super League side from Castleford Lock Lane. He was captain of the Rovers academy before joining the reserves. Kirkbright is in his first season with the club’s first team.

Warrington-born Holroyd joined the Vikings ahead of the 2022 season. He was part of Workington’s winning League One side in 2021. He also gained experience at St Helens academy and at Leigh Centurions.

The pair will be part of Swinton’s promotion, having been relegated to Ligue 1 at the end of the 2021 campaign.

They currently sit third in the standings, eight points behind undefeated leaders Keighley Cougars. The Lions have won 11 out of 14 so far this season.

Swinton Lions coach brings in a duo

Head Coach Allan Coleman said: “Max is a very promising winger or center at Hull KR where he plays full time.

“He’s a very talented young player, and when I spoke to him he was looking forward to getting on board at Swinton and pushing for a shirt.

“He adds to the good competition we now have in our backline, and at the right time of the season.”

“I would like to thank John Kear for his support which allowed us to loan Brad.

“Brad is a player I’ve coached at English level, and he was nominated last year at Workington for the Young Player of the Year award.

“So he knows this championship well, which is a huge plus. Brad can play fullback or wing and those are areas where we needed coverage and competition. I am very happy to have him on board, because he is a very talented player.

The club also announced the departure of striker Jose Kenga. from a common agreement.

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