VIKINGS visit the scene of their 1895 Cup semi-final success on Sunday with players knowing it will be the last chance to earn a spot in the Wembley final.

More than that, Kieron Purtill’s side could secure their Championship status, with a draw at Leigh almost certainly being enough if lower-placed Barrow lose away to fellow 1895 Cup finalists Sheffield Eagles.

Then after Sunday all eyes will switch to the decider at Wembley on August 24.

Hooker Jordan Johnstone is determined that day will be a victorious one to help him bow out on a high.

The 22-year-old Cumbrian will be leaving Widnes to join Hull FC at the season’s end.

“I want to carry on giving 100 percent, in both training and on a match day, for this club until the end of the season,” said Johnstone.

“It’s what I have done since I walked through the door and this announcement doesn’t change that.

“I’m a fully committed Widnes player until the end of the season, and I want to make sure I leave this club on a high, by helping us to win at Wembley and by ensuring the club’s safety in the Championship.”

He added: “Widnes, as a club and a town, accepted me straight away when I moved down and gave me the opportunity to become the player that I am.

“I have progressed massively as a rugby league player since arriving at the club, and I’ll forever be thankful to Widnes Vikings and everyone involved at the club for that.

“At the end of last season, I stayed at the club because I believed we had a genuine chance of returning to Super League at the first attempt.

“Unfortunately, things haven’t panned out in the way that I wanted them to, and this move to Hull FC was too big of an opportunity to turn down at this stage of my career.

He joined the Vikings in 2015 to be part of the club’s academy system.

Johnstone progressed to make his mark as the club’s starting hooker and has now racked up 64 appearances.

Phil Finney, Vikings chief executive, said: “We are bitterly disappointed that Jordan is moving on from our club.

“He showed massive commitment when moving down from his home in Whitehaven at the age of 18 to pursue a career here, and has always gone above and beyond when wearing the Widnes shirt.

“With his attitude and approach to the game, Jordan is a player deserving of everything he achieves and I’m sure he will become a real asset to Hull FC.”