SWINTON Lions rugby league side are returning to play at Sale FC's Heywood Road for a third season in 2018.

With new coach Stuart Littler and several new signings, plus record season ticket sales, the future of the club is looking good.

Having played at Heywood Road for two years, Swinton are looking to create a local fan base.

The new Kingstone Press Championship season runs from February to July, followed by play-offs, with the first home game on Sunday, February 11 against Rochdale Hornets, kick off 3pm.

Before that, Swinton will play Super League side Wigan Warriors at Heywood Road on Sunday, January 28 in a friendly.

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