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Ridyard returns to Leigh

23rd November 2018, 19:31 by Tom Hill

Leigh have announced Martyn Ridyard has returned to the Centurions to become John Duffy's first new signing.

Duffy decided to leave Featherstone Rovers earlier this month to join the club where he made his name.

He will now be joined at the Leigh Sports Village by Ridyard, who also returns to his former stomping ground.

The 32-year-old helped Featherstone win the Championship Shield before moving on and Duffy is excited to see him in the red and white once again.

He told the club's official website: "Martyn is a big signing and a massive statement of our intent. He’s a local lad and our strategy is all about recruiting Leigh lads who want to play for the club.

"I’m sure his signing will be highly popular with the fans and I’d like to thank Featherstone for working with us in Martyn’s best interests so he could come home. For family reasons, Martyn wanted to cut down his travelling and time away from home and Featherstone have been really understanding with his position.

"I played alongside Martyn at Leigh and since I retired as a player have really seen him develop year on year."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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