AARON Nicholson has re-joined Cougars for a second spell from Oxford RL.

Nicholson, who can play either in the front row or second row, returns to Keighley having coming through the ranks as a part of the club's scholarship and reserves programmes.

Despite being a member of the first-eam squad in 2015 and 2016, Nicholson never made a senior appearance but was an ever-present in the reserves prior to joining Oxford on loan in May last year.

His performances with Tim Rumford’s side saw him opt to make his move to the Blue Army a permanent one for the 2017 season in which Nicholson made ten appearances as Oxford reached the League One Cup semi-finals, as well as picking up memorable victories over York City Knights and Hunslet RL.