Gledhill debut pleases Featherstone boss

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FEATHERSTONE coach Daryl Powell was pleased with prop Ben Gledhill’s debut in Sunday’s 44-24 win against York City Knights.

Gledhill (pictured) made his first Rovers appearance from the bench in the first-half after joining them on a dual registration from Wakefield Wildcats.

Powell said: “Ben did well for his first match. It was a difficult game as well because we were under a fair bit of pressure and he only had one stint as a result of that. I thought we needed blokes on there who had been with us a little bit longer.

“ I’m thankful to Wakefield for allowing Ben to work with us on a dual registration. I think it will be a mutually beneficial agreement that will enhance Ben’s playing career and our depth when we have a number of injuries.”

Featherstone have also signed utility back Nicky Saxton - brother of Rovers winger Tommy - after he was released by Dewsbury Rams.

Powell said: “Nicky has been in and out of the game for a number of reasons, but has a lot to offer. He is quick and strong and similarly good on his feet to his brother Tommy. He will offer increased options in our backline.”