Halifax Panthers half-back Cory Aston is returning to Sheffield Eagles on an initial three-week loan deal.

Aston came through the Sheffield ranks and made his first debut for the club in 2013, scoring twice against amateurs Leigh East in the Challenge Cup. He departed the Eagles in 2017 as he signed a two-year deal with Super League club Leeds Rhinos, who paid a fee for the playmaker.

A move to Castleford Tigers followed a year later and during that season, Aston signed a loan deal at the Eagles as he helped the club through a turbulent period to fight off relegation.

Now with Halifax, who have been in great form, Aston moves across Yorkshire as he comes to the Steel City for a third spell.

Head coach Simon Grix commented on the deal: “Cory is going to get some much needed game time at Championship level. I am reluctant to break up a combination that is working at present and it has been tough for Cory. Cory has had his head down working hard without the weekly reward of running out with the team, so after a number of weeks on the side-lines, it’s a great opportunity for him to dust the cobwebs off.”

Discussing the loan signing further, Sheffield Director of Rugby Mark Aston said: “We’re very happy to be bringing Cory back to the club,”

“We know his qualities on the field and it’ll be great for him, on a personal note, to get to play in his home city in front of our loyal supporters at the OLP.

“He’ll be relishing the opportunity and he’ll add to our style of play, just as Tom Holmes and QLT have.”

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