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07 November 2019
Mitch Cox becomes the latest player to join the Lions for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
Swinton Lions RLFC is delighted to announce the signing of Mitch Cox on a one-year deal for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
The 25-year-old joined the Leigh Centurions at the back-end of the 2018 season, and made 11 appearances scoring six tries in 2019.
He has also featured in the National Conference League for both Leigh Miners Rangers and Thatto Heath, and also spent a season in Australia playing for Thirroul Butchers in Wollongong.
Cox has joined the squad for pre-season training which started this week, whilst head coach Stuart Littler recently led Ireland to a 2021 World Cup place and will coach the international side again this weekend against Italy.
“I’m buzzing to have signed for Swinton,” said Cox.
“When the opportunity came around it was a no brainer. A few of my close mates and lads who I’ve played with before who already play at the club couldn’t speak more highly about the club and the people involved.
“I’m also looking forward to playing under Stuart and Allan, who have both coached me before, and I know will get the best out of me as a player.
“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m ready to get stuck into pre-season and meet all the people down at the club. Swinton showcased what the club is capable of last season and what the club stands for and I’m glad that I can be a part of that in 2020.”
On the signing, Littler added: “I am made up to be able to announce the signing of another quality youngster in Mitch Cox.
“Both myself and Allan have worked with Mitch previously and he will bring a good work ethic to our growing squad.
“Mitch again maps into our recruitment strategy of working to bring in young players that we can mould into an exciting team.
“Whenever Mitch played for Leigh last year he was quality and I know he will have worked under some good systems under John Duffy.
“Welcome aboard Mitch.”