Leigh Centurions have completed the signing of Dave Thompson from Warrington Wolves.
Thompson, who made three appearances during a loan spell at Hull Kingston Rovers this season, joins the club on a two-year deal.
A former England Academy representative, Thompson came through the Wigan academy structure before impressing in Warrington’s reserve grade this season.
“Dave has been on our radar for a while and we have had to be patient before securing his services,” said Leigh head coach Neil Jukes.
“He has come through some good systems, played at a high level and those opportunities don’t get given out by accident.
“Having met with him I know he is a 100 percent genuine guy with a willingness and ambition to better improve himself and stake a claim for a regular place in our starting line-up. We have many talented senior players in our squad and it is important that we start to blood good, young talent with one eye on the future.
“Dave adds genuine ability and strength in the wing spot for our 2017 squad and all the coaching staff are looking forward to working with him. I’d like to acknowledge the assistance of his agent, Dave Peet in helping bring this deal to fruition.”