WIDNES flyer Ryan Ince continues to impress — with his two tries on Monday helping Vikings to a fine win over Leeds.

And Vikings boss Denis Betts believes 20-year-old former Widnes Moorfield youngster’s eye-catching displays are further testament to club’s junior development.

After spending much of last year on loan at Whitehaven and parts of this year’s campaign at Hunslet, injuries to Vikings’ outside backs have handed Ince an opportunity he has grabbed with both hands.

Betts said: “Ryan has shown his quality the last two or three weeks with the chances he has been given.

“Ryan was killing it in the 19s but needed to test himself on loan.

“The feedback we were getting back from Whitehaven and Hunslet was that he has been sensational at that level.

“We have given him another year contract and it is like opening up a fortune cookie.

“We could see there is something special in the kid and he is a finisher.

“If he gets a space and wants to score tries and that is an asset.”

The England Youth international, who joined his hometown club at 14 and has represented Vikings at scholarship, Academy and first team.

In spring he signed a one-year extension that will keep him at Vikings until the end of 2018.

His development complements that of a host of other juniors who have taken their place in the squad.

“There is not lot wrong with our development here.

“It has taken us time to get to this point,” Betts said.

“We have worked really hard on youth system that the RFL told us to disband five years ago.

“But we stuck at it and are starting to see the rewards of local lads, working hard and getting opportunities in the side.

Meanwhile Widnes Vikings are at home to Catalans Dragons on Sunday, 3pm.