Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce the signing of Deon Cross on a one-year deal ahead of the 2020 season.
The former St Helens academy member joins the Vikings from Barrow Raiders, having spent the 2019 season with the Cumbrian outfit after starting out his Championship career with Rochdale Hornets a year earlier.
Deon finished last season as the Raiders’ top try scorer with 14 tries in 30 appearances, including a brilliant length of the field effort against Widnes at the Halton Stadium back in June.
In 2018, he impressed in his debut Championship campaign at former club Rochdale, crossing the try line 11 times in his 27 outings.
The versatile centre can also operate as a winger and at fullback, as he has plenty of pace to burn and possesses solid defensive attributes.
Cross will be hoping to cement his place in the starting 13 during the 2020 campaign, and will aim to help the club climb the Championship table.
Deon Cross commented: “I’m really excited to be joining such a great club like Widnes for the 2020 season, and I am grateful for the opportunity.
“Having spoken to Kieron, the direction and vision that he has for the team and the club moving forward persuaded me to join the Vikings.
“I’m looking forward to getting out there for my first game playing in front of the supporters. Widnes have a great fan base that take a big number of travelling supporters to away games too, and that was also one of the reasons which persuaded me to join this club.
“With the team that we are putting together, I’m sure we will have a top Championship side in 2020.
“Hopefully the fans will see that I’m hard working and consistent, and I will always make sure that I give 100% week in week out for this club.”
Full quotes from our exclusive first interview with Deon will be available later on this afternoon.
Deon Cross is proudly sponsored by Jeanie’s Away Travel for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.