Second row Bradd Crellin has been given the chance to get his career back on track with Barrow Raiders, following an injury-disrupted season, after he signed a new one-year contract.

Crellin’s deal means a sixth season at Craven Park, as he became the latest member of the Raiders squad to commit to next year’s attempt to win promotion out of Betfred League One at the first time of asking.

Crellin had his 2019 campaign cruelly cut short by a car crash on the way to training from Millom in May that severely injured his shoulder, making him one of many Barrow players who had to watch helplessly from the stands for a prolonged period.

His last of ten appearances during the season came in the defeat at Halifax at the start of that month, prior to which he had continued to be one of the ‘unsung heroes’ in the squad with his defensive capabilities.

Rugby director Andy Gaffney said: “It’s great that we’re going to have Bradd back for another season after a car crash earlier in the year prevented him from playing any games for us for over three months.

“He’s kept his fitness up while he has been out of action and has really put in a lot of work into his conditioning in the last few months, so he is raring to go again for us next year.

“He is a good defender and does everything right when he is on the field, which makes him one of the most reliable members of our squad.

“It’s great news having Bradd back in the squad and he can’t wait to get going again for us when we try to bounce back from relegation next season.”

Crellin signing on means the Raiders now have 22 players tied down for the 2020 season, with the club still working on new signings to add to the arrivals of props Connor Terrill, Carl Forster and Lee Jewitt.

The 30-year-old began his career with Whitehaven, making his debut for them in the Championship against Dewsbury in August 2010.

He featured for Haven in their Challenge Cup tie against Salford during the 2012 season before making the move across Cumbria to Barrow in 2015.

Since then, Crellin has made 70 appearances for the Raiders (46 of those from the start), scoring three tries, and was part of the squad that won promotion to the Championship in 2017, a feat he’ll be wanting to repeat next year.