KEIGHLEY Cougars have announced the departure of popular reserve player Jordan Cella to the National Conference League.

He joined the club from Rochdale Mayfield at the start of 2019, after impressing in a trial, but failed to quite make the jump into the first team, although he was named in the 19-man squad for Cougars' 1895 Cup First Round tie with Newcastle Thunder.

Cella announced on social media in September that he would be looking for a new club and last night completed a move to NCL Premier Division outfit Thatto Heath Crusaders, having recently moved to Merseyside.