Tom Gilmore: Widnes Vikings half-back signs new contract

Tom Gilmore
Tom Gilmore made his debut for Widnes in 2012

Tom Gilmore has signed a new two-year contract with Super League side Widnes.

The 20-year-old half-back will remain with the Vikings, who are eighth in the table, until the end of 2016.

Gilmore, who came through the club's youth system, has scored six tries in 10 appearances this season.

Super League try of the week: Tom Gilmore try for Widnes at Castleford

"I feel I've got lots more to give Widnes and as I get older I think the supporters will really see what I'm about. [Coach] Denis Betts trusts me and always has done," said Gilmore.

"He knows what I'm capable of and I'm looking forward to developing even more and bringing that on to the pitch," he told the club website.external-link

Betts added: "Tom is really starting to mature as a player and I believe he's a half-back with huge potential.

"He's suffered a little bit with injuries so far in his Widnes career, but that's now behind him and we've seen him play a good number of games for the first team where he's impressed."

Widnes have lost their last three matches in Super League, but have the opportunity to return to winning ways against bottom club London Broncos on Saturday.