Super League: Kevin Penny signs 12-month contract with Warrington Wolves
Winger Kevin Penny is returning to hometown club Warrington after agreeing a 12-month contract.
Last Updated: 04/09/13 9:09pm
The 25-year-old made his Wolves debut in 2007 and scored 13 tries in his first 12 appearances, which saw him named in the Super League Dream Team.
However, Penny suffered a loss of form and went on to have spells at Widnes, Harlequins and Wakefield before joining Championship part-timers Swinton two years ago.
Now Penny has been given a 12-month deal to return to the Halliwell Jones Stadium for the 2014 season, with a two-year option, and he is determined to take his second chance.
"It's not fully sunk in yet," he said. "I am made up to be coming back into the full-time environment after a couple of years working in a normal job as well.
"It won't be like going to a new club where you need to settle into the surroundings and facilities as I know a lot already so it will be easier for me and I'm looking forward to it.
"Since I last played at Warrington I've learnt a lot about rugby and life itself which will benefit me a lot more this time around."
Wolves head coach Tony Smith said: "We are delighted to give Kevin another opportunity.
"He's gone away, had to go back a level or two to learn some more about rugby league and we think it's terrific that he's got another chance to come back here and show what he's learnt.
"We've been monitoring him for the last couple of years and watched his progress at Swinton. He's turned into a terrific player."