Craven commits to Widnes

Danny Craven has become the latest player to re-sign with Widnes after signing a new two-year deal.

The versatile playmaker has been with the club since the age of 17 after graduating through the club’s Academy system.

Now 26, Craven has made over 100 appearances for the club and will be expected to play a significant role in their promotion push next year.

He said: “With the club being relegated, there were opportunities that came up elsewhere to take a look at. But I’ve been here for nine years now, and I didn’t want my future to be anywhere else but at Widnes.

“The club has given me an opportunity to fulfil an ambition I had as a kid to play in Super League. The club stuck by me through the years that I’ve been here, and I believe now is the time for me to do the same.”

“Over the years, I’ve had chances to move elsewhere but I honestly couldn’t see myself playing for anyone else. Widnes has become a huge part of mine and my family’s life, and there are people inside the club that have always been great with me, so now it’s my turn to re-pay that faith.

“We’ve risen up to Super League before from this league, and this is just another bump in the road we need to go through together and I’m confident we can do it with the squad that we’re building for next year.”