Up and coming Lambwath Lions second-row star Connor Lynes has been added to Chris Chester’s Hull Kingston Rovers squad for the remainder of the 2015 season.
14-year-old Connor, who was left fighting for his life after collapsing with a blood clot on his brain the day after playing the sport he loved, will take squad number 41.
Chester admits it has been a challenging few weeks of negotiations but is delighted to capture his latest target.
“We’re delighted to add Connor to our squad,” Chester told hullkr.co.uk.
“We wanted to do something above and beyond for Connor who has had a tough time of it recently.
“Myself, Willie Poching and some of the boys all visited him when he was in hospital and it’s fantastic to see he is on the road to recovery.
“We’ve gone through the same procedure we would when we sign any player so he is now fully registered as an official member of my squad.”
Connor will have the unique honour of officially being part of the squad and will be listed in the club’s matchday programme and website alongside his first team heroes.
He will also deliver the match ball to referee Joe Cobb on the pitch ahead of tonight’s First Utility Super League clash against the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.