Widnes Vikings sign Marsh on loan from Wigan Warriors

Stefan Marsh
Marsh has scored two tries in seven appearances in Super League

Widnes have signed centre Stefan Marsh on a one-year loan deal from fellow Super League club Wigan Warriors.

Marsh, 21, played three games for the Vikings whilst on loan from Wigan in 2010, making a try-scoring debut in the home defeat by Leigh.

"Stefan is an outstanding prospect," said Vikings head coach Denis Betts.

"He offers us plenty of options and will prove an extremely useful addition to the squad in our first season back in Super League."

Betts added: "He has good vision, an outstanding turn of pace and he can certainly handle himself defensively. I'm certain our members will be pleased to see him back in a black and white shirt too."

"On behalf of the Vikings, I'd personally like to thank the chairman of Wigan Warriors Ian Lenagan, plus their head coach Shaun Wane and general manager Kris Radlinski, for making this deal possible."

Wane thinks Marsh will return to the DW Stadium an improved player for his spell with Widnes.

"This is a good opportunity for Stefan to gain some valuable first team experience in the best competition," said Wane.

"He will benefit greatly from playing regularly in Super League rather than switching when opportunities occur between first team rugby and the Under-20s.

"Stefan is a young player with great potential and this loan works well for both Wigan and the Widnes Vikings."