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20th July 2020, 13:38 | Swinton

Captain Rhodri Lloyd extends stay with Swinton Lions

Captain Rhodri Lloyd extends stay with Swinton Lions

Swinton Lions Captain Rhodri Lloyd has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The Welsh international has amassed over 100 appearances for the Lions since debuting in Swinton’s 2015 promotion campaign from Betfred League 1.

Lloyd said: “I am delighted to be signing a new two-year deal with the Lions. The coaching staff, board and fans have all looked after me since I arrived at the club in 2015 and I’m really happy here.

“This will be my 7th season with the Lions, and Swinton has become a big part of mine and Beth’s lives. I’m looking forward to leading the Lions for the next two years and to continue to progress and improve as a player.

“The Board, Stuart [Littler] and Allan [Coleman] have big ambitions for the next few years, and I’ve no doubt that we will continue to build and progress into the future.” 

Swinton Lions Head Coach, Stuart Littler, said: “It’s massive news that we have re-signed our very influential club captain, Rhodri Lloyd. 

“It was vitally important that we got Rhodri completed due to his tremendous commitment to our cause.

“He is another player who was not without admirers at other clubs, and therefore we are very happy to have kept hold of him on a two-year deal. 

“Rhodri has now been here since 2015 and he has been through everything with us both good and bad. He buys into everything we are trying to create at the club, and he will continue to be very influential in our future successes.

“He has really grown with his leadership skills within his role as club captain and is someone I really trust. 

“I know Rhodri is very proud to captain Swinton Lions and he has a huge amount of respect from our playing staff and coaching team.

Lloyd is one of four Swinton players to extend their stays with the club as half-back Jack Hansen recently signed a new two-year deal while Will Hope and Nick Gregson will remain with the club for the 2021 season.