Long-serving Buchanan leaves Dewsbury for York

IT HAS been a busy week of transfer activity at the Tetley’s Stadium which has seen fans’ favourite Austin Buchanan depart and youngster Ben Reynolds join Glenn Morrison’s men.

Winger Buchanan spent nine seasons at the Rams but after deciding to play on for one more year has signed for York City Knights.

Buchanan scored 62 tries in 131 games for the Rams and has been one of the few regulars in an ever-changing squad at the Tetley’s Stadium over the last decade.

Former coach Andy Kelly brought Buchanan to Dewsbury and the winger was part of the ‘Unbeatables’ side of 2009 which saw the Rams gain promotion to National League One.

“It was a difficult decision to let him go,” said Morrison.

“I consider him a good friend and he’s a great guy, he gets on with everyone and is always willing to help out colleagues on and off the pitch.

“I wish him all the best at York and hope that when he does hang up his boots he will be willing to take up a coaching role with us,” added Morrison.

But exciting young prospect Reynolds has joined the Rams on a season-long loan from Leigh Centurions.

The 21-year-old half back has signed for the Rams after struggling to get first team action at Leigh.

Reynolds will train with the Rams while continuing as a full-time athlete in a contract that keeps the youngster tied to the Centurions until 2018.

“We’re very pleased to bring Reynolds to Dewsbury,” said Morrison.

“He’s a real good prospect and will give our squad a huge boost.

“There have been a few clubs scrapping over him recently so I realise we’ve done well to sign him, it’s a credit to us and the hard work we’ve been putting in here at Dewsbury.” added Morrison.

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