Rovers centre Walton signs two-year contract extension

Jason Walton has signed a new two-year deal.
Jason Walton has signed a new two-year deal.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers centre Jason Walton has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

The 26-year-old joined Rovers on an initial one-year deal in January after he became a free agent following Bradford Bulls’ liquidation.

Walton, who has played in Super League player with Salford and Wakefield, said: “I had the option of extending my stay here by another season but I was more than happy to agree to what will be a third year here.

“I have really enjoyed my time here so far and, despite last weekend’s loss against London Broncos at the Summer Bash, I believe we are in a strong position.

“We have made the last eight of the Challenge Cup and are right in the thick of it at the top of the table.

“We want second place and we want to show what we are all about this weekend - against Hull KR.

“Last Saturday was nowhere near good enough but people will see a difference this weekend.

“Featherstone is a fantastic club and I am proud to be a part of what we are doing here. It is a club going places and we have massive ambitions.

“I am excited to see what the remainder of this season will bring and the years ahead.”

Rovers head coach Jon Sharp said: “Jason has been fantastic, from the minute he set foot in the place.

“His attitude is exemplary and the way he worked overtime to shave two weeks of his rehabilitation time, to come back and get into the action earlier than expected, was superb.

“He gives 100 per cent every single week, puts his body on the line and never takes a backwards step.

“His new contract is richly deserved and we look forward to seeing how he progresses over the months and years ahead.”