29th November 2017, 12:55
Igbinedion joins Sheffield for 2018
Sheffield Eagles can confirm the signing of former Castleford Tigers forward Daniel Igbinedion on a one-year contract.
A strong running player who can cover positions in the front-row and back-row, Igbinedion brings Championship experience to the club after stints at Dewsbury and Featherstone last season.
The 22-year-old started his professional career at Oxford, making 21 appearances before moving to Castleford Tigers.
Despite not making a senior appearance for the Tigers under the stewardship of ex-Eagle Daryl Powell, Igbinedion impressed during a loan spell at Dewsbury.
Featherstone bolstered their ranks before last year’s Qualifiers started with the signing of Igbinedion, who played three games for the club in his short time at the LD Nutrition Stadium.
The forward joins Oliver Davies, Shaun Pick and Iliess Macani and Jon Magrin as Sheffield’s fifth new signing for 2018.
Speaking about his move to the Eagles, Igbinedion said: "I’m really happy, it gives me a chance to show what I’m about,"
"Sheffield are an ambitious team and I’ve been training with the boys and it’s been all good.
"Having a chat with Keith Senior before I signed, I thought what he has done in the game could be passed down to me.
"Playing Sheffield last year, they were a really good team and I wanted to be a part of that."
When asked what attributes he brings to the club, he added: “I’ve got a spark. I feel like everyone who has played against me, or with me, knows I run it in hard and tackle hard, I’m there for the team and when it comes to flair I can bring that to the game as well.
"I’ve got things to learn in my game but once I clock that I can do some real damage in this league and hopefully wherever Sheffield go, I will be there."
Eagles Assistant Coach Keith Senior added, "It's good to announce Daniel's additon to the squad."
"He's a strong, powerful forward and did well during his time at Dewsbury and Featherstone last year. He's just 22 and being in an enviroment like Castleford for a large part of 2017 will hold him in good stead."
Written By Dan Fowler