BARROW Raiders have snatched up another big signing ahead of the 2022 season in former Oldham forward Danny Langtree.

The 30-year-old has had a brief spell in the Super League with Hull FC before he joined Oldham in the Championship and is now looking to help Barrow achieve their ambitions.

“I’m very excited,” said Langtree.

“As soon as I spoke to Andy Gaffney, he told me about his plans and the team he’s getting ready for 2022. I’m looking forward to being a part of what should be good times ahead.

“As well as speaking to Andy and liking everything he was saying about the club and what the plans are, I spoke to a few of the lads like Carl Forster and Jamie Dallimore and they had nothing but good things to say about the club, so they played a big part in my decision as well.

“I’ve been told nothing but good things about the club, coaches and everyone at the club, so I’m looking forward to getting started.

“I just want to play as much rugby as I can and hopefully help Barrow finish as high as we can in the league next season.”

Langtree began his career in the St Helens academy system before going on to enjoy more than ten seasons with Oldham and was a pivotal figure in their Betfred League 1 promotion campaign scoring 18 tries in 18 appearances. He is also the club’s all-time record forward try scorer.

Andy Gaffney, director of Rugby for the Raiders said as soon as he became available, he jumped at the opportunity to sign him.

"When we met up, we spoke for quite a long time about the club's ambitions and where we wanted to be in the future and he said that he wanted to be part of it," Gaffney said.

"When other teams and players look that we have brought in players like Danny and Josh Wood, it just shows our intentions.

"Danny can play in a number of positions at a high level and we have to have players like that in the squad next year in case of injuries.

"People who come to watch next year are sure to see a very powerful side with explosive energy on the pitch."

The powerful forward now links up with Paul Crarey and his squad ahead of the 2022 Betfred Championship season, he is one of the first three signings ahead of the new season, with the others being long-term clubman Carl Forster and newest addition Josh Wood.

Raiders have set down a marker to the rest of the Championship ahead of the next season that they are not arriving as the new boys to the division with a plan to survive, but to thrive.