LONDON Broncos have signed Widnes Vikings hooker Jordan Johnstone on a one-month loan.

Johnstone, 20, is highly thought of by the Vikings and made 19 appearances for them during their injury-hit season in 2017.

"Jordan needs to play regularly at this stage in his career," Widnes coach Denis Betts said.

"We have a number of options at the moment in his position, so this is a great opportunity for him to spend time in a good side and a good competition."

Johnstone says he spoke to team-mates Tom Gilmore, Joe Mellor and Sam Wilde, who have all spent time on loan to London, before making the move.

London coach Danny Ward said: "Jordan brings with him that Super League experience and we hope to give him as much game time as we can during the month he is here with us in the capital."