Declan Ryan targets Telford Tigers play-off drive

Telford Tigers netminder Declan Ryan believes the club can reach the English Premier League play-offs this season.

The 19-year-old was unveiled alongside Ben Hunt this week as the Tigers confirmed their netminding line-up for the 2012-13 campaign.

Telford beat every team in the EPL at least once last year, prompting hopes and expectations of another step forward this season.

Ryan said: "I am definitely looking for us to be in the play-offs next April."

His performances last season were rewarded with a place in the Great Britain Under-20s side for the World Championship.

The capture of Hunt from ENL outfit Telford Titans follows a string of outstanding performances over the last few seasons. Also 19, Hunt is a product of the town's junior system.

Tigers player-coach Tom Watkins will continue his recruitment process over the next few weeks, following trials at the start of this month.