NORTH WALES CRUSADERS are delighted to confirm the signing of Earl Hurst who returns to the club on loan for the remainder of the season from Betfred Championship outfit Rochdale Hornets.

Hurst originally arrived in Wrexham from the amateur game during Anthony Murray’s first spell in charge before moving to the Hornets at the end of the 2017 season to test himself in the Championship.

Returning to the Crusaders for the remainder of the 2018 season, Hurst could be set to make his first appearance in Sunday’s home clash against York City Knights.

North Wales Crusaders CEO Andy Moulsdale said: “Earl is a great addition to the squad as well look to fight for a top-half finish.

“He knows the majority of lads and also what Crusaders is all about so he’ll take not time to fit back in.”