Trout reeled in by Rovers

Trout reeled in by Rovers

DEWSBURY forward Kyle Trout has secured a move to Super League after signing a short-term deal with Hull Kingston Rovers.

The 28-year-old has missed only one league game for the Rams all season but has been given the chance to impress in the top flight with a contract to the end of the campaign.

Dewsbury have received a transfer fee for Trout, who lines up mainly at loose-forward but can play across the forward pack.

He previously played 25 games for Wakefield in Super League and played for Featherstone before joining the Rams for the first time in 2016.

After a year at Sheffield he returned last year and has contributed for the club off the field, including in the set-up of the Rampage Club with local junior sides.

“I’m really excited to get another crack at Super League,” said Trout. “I’ve had a few years in the wilderness now so it’s great to be back.

“I have the opportunity now and it’s up to me to take it. I want to prove some things to myself as well as everybody else, that I am good enough for this level.”

Rams boss Lee Greenwood believes that Trout deserves his chance at Hull KR.

“He told me when I got the job that his ambition was to have another crack at being full-time in Super League, and he’s performed well enough to get that chance so fair play to him,” he said.

“We’ll miss him these last few games but hopefully it won’t have an effect on where we finish the season. But he’s more than put his shift in this season so he deserves that opportunity now.”

Tom Halliday has also departed Dewsbury this week, with the club releasing him to take a contract at League One side Doncaster.

The winger returned to the club ahead of this season but failed to make an appearance, and had a loan spell at the South Yorkshire club earlier in the year.

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