London Broncos land Eddie Battye for 2016

London Broncos have further strengthened their squad ahead of 2016 by signing Sheffield forward Eddie Battye.

Battye, who played with current Broncos coach Andrew Henderson during his time at the Eagles, has signed a two-year deal with the club and admits he’s keen to experience the full-time environment.

“I am really looking forward to getting down to London and joining the Broncos,” said Battye. “It was a massive decision for me and is going to be a big change and a challenge I am looking forward to.”

“It will be great to work under Hendo (head coach Andrew Henderson) as I have a lot of respect for him as player and as a person from his time at Sheffield and he helped me a lot. Hopefully he can continue to develop my game as head coach, he has a lot of knowledge of the game and I hope to learn as much as I can.

“It has always been a goal of mine to become a full time rugby league player and I am hoping being part of a full time environment will bring me on as a player. In 2016 I want to keep developing as a player and be as successful as I can at London.

“I still have a job to do with Sheffield and I aim to finish this season as strong as I can with them. Sheffield has been a great club for me and being there since I was a 16 was hard decision to leave and wish Mark and the club all the best in the future.”