Utility back Andy Ballard re-signs at Barrow Raiders

Andy Ballard
Ballard (right) has 48 tries in 61 games for Raiders

Barrow Raiders have re-signed utility back Andy Ballard to their squad for the forthcoming 2012 season.

Ballard, 25, can play wing or full-back, and has 48 tries in 61 games for the Raiders since moving to Craven Park from Oldham in 2009.

"Ballard reads the game well, has electric pace and is a class finisher," head coach Darren Holt said.

"We have signed him as a full-back and with his ability to read situations I believe he will be devastating."

The former Salford academy player made his debut for the Reds in 2008, but left for Oldham when the Willows club returned to Super League.

He was the fifth top try scorer in the Championship in 2010, with 18 including the play-offs, and was second only to Hull FC-bound Leigh half-back Jamie Ellis last season with 21.