Rugby League: Gregory and Ryan depart and Williams and Lawton sign for Hornets

Date published: 10 June 2019

Hooker, Declan Gregory and forward man Joe Ryan have departed Rochdale Hornets by mutual consent. The pair have found game time hard to come by in 2019 and will seek opportunities elsewhere.

A spokesperson for Rochdale Hornets said: “The club wish to place on record their thanks to both players who were integral in the final run-in last season that secured Hornets Championship status.

“We wish them luck in the next chapter of their respective careers.”

Adam Lawton returns to the club on a one-month loan deal, for the second time this season, while Daley Williams has signed a deal for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Recently released by Swinton Lions, Williams, 32, is a big, powerful centre who will provide a wealth of experience on the Hornets edge.

Hornets fans know what to expect from Adam Lawton, who has already crossed the goal line three times for Hornets this season - having began the campaign on loan from Salford Red Devils. He has also spent time on loan at Swinton Lions.

Head coach, Matt Calland said: “Daley is a big, strong centre. He will bring strike to our edges and much needed experience out wide.

“Adam Lawton has a really big frame. He stands at 6ft 7 and is a real handful for defenders with the ball in hand. He will add much needed size to our pack.”

Both players were available for selection to face Dewsbury Rams on Sunday 9 June.

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