Swinton Lions have re-signed prop Chris Tyrer
Tyrer quit the Lions half-way through last season because he was getting limited first team opportunities but he has been back training with the club for the last six weeks.
He first joined Swinton in 2009 from the St Helens amateur club Blackbrook along with Neil Rigby.
Swinton director of Rugby Paul Kidd said: “He’s shown a fantastic attitude and Steve McCormack decided to give him a shout.”
Lions coach McCormack is predicting the toughest test so far for his new-look side in the Northern Rail Cup clash at the Leigh Sports Village (3pm).
Swinton have a galaxy of former Centurions stars in their line-up in Ian Watson, Lee Wingfield, Dale Cunniffe, Mike Morrison and Ian Mort and will be well-prepared for a side McCormack believes are the best in the Championship.
“As a team they are outstanding,” he said. “I’ve coached John Duffy at international level for Scotland. Robbie Hunter-Paul needs no introduction and Stuart Donlan is a player I’ve admired for a long time.
“They have got pace, power and are well organised. They have started well with a great result against Batley last week and a win against Salford in a pre-season friendly. They are a good side all round but as I’ve said before our focus is on our own game and making sure we play well.”
Swinton will be without Dana Wilson and Richard Flooks while Tommy Gallagher is doubtful.