17th November 2020, 09:31 | Batley

Tom Gilmore joins Batley

Tom Gilmore joins Batley

Batley Bulldogs have confirmed the signing of halfback Tom Gilmore ahead of the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

Gilmore has recently spent time on loan at Salford Red Devils in the Betfred Super League. The experienced halfback racked up over 60 top flight appearances with Widnes Vikings before enjoying spells with London Broncos and Halifax. 

Gilmore said: “I’ve come here to play games and to play the full season and where I end up after that we’ll see. I think it’ll work out well for both of us. 

“I think he [Craig Lingard] will give me the reins of the team and let me direct the team around. We’ve got a lot of big lads here and hopefully we can get them on the front foot and start winning a lot of games."

Batley boss Craig Lingard added: “Tom will be a great fit for us. He brings a wealth of experience at the highest level, and a strong knowledge of Championship Rugby League as well. 

“We’re looking forward to working with him, he’ll be a massive asset to the squad.”