WIDNES Vikings young hot shot Jordan Johnstone has signed a two-year senior contract with the club

Whitehaven born Jordan started his rugby league journey at Kells club before later joining the Cumbrian Storm Academy.

Whilst with the Storm JJ spent a month with Widnes in 2014 before making his academy debut during a one month loan with home-town Whitehaven in 2015. The Combined Regional Academy representative signed Academy forms with the Vikings in late 2015 .

Jordan made his Super League debut against Catalans Dragons in Round nine of this yearsFirst Utility Super League followed by a try scoring second game against Rochdale Hornets in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Jordon could not hide his delight with his new deal:

“These past couple of weeks have been crazy and have gone so fast.

“From getting the call from Brett Hodgson to say that I am debuting in Catalans, to signing a senior contract with the Club, it’s just really crazy how fast it has all happened.

"I am made up and can not wait to be a part of what is to come with the Vikings over the coming seasons.”

Denis Betts head coach added:“We brought Jordan in a couple of years ago when he was playing for Whitehaven and he has improved game on game. He found his level playing in his own age group and dominated it.

“He is a physical, strong young player who we believe has a promising professional career and Super League future. I look forward to seeing him grow and working with him over the coming years.”