NEW prop Dan Norman is "made up" to have started training after joining Saints on a two year deal from London Broncos.

And after missing out on a year of rugby due to the impact of Covid, the ambitious packman is keen to win a place in the Saints 17.

He may be the lowest profile club's four new signings - alongside NRL's Joel Thompson, Agnatius Paasi and Sione Mata’utia - but he nevertheless keen to make his mark.

The 23-year-old said: “I’m made up to be here and have blow all the cobwebs off.

"I have not played rugby all year so it is good to get into it."

Norman is the club's fourth new signing, joining Joel Thompson, Agnatius Paasi and Sione Mata’utia in the Saints ranks for 2021.

Norman joined the Broncos ahead of the 2020 campaign from Widnes Vikings, where he made 19 appearances last season, including appearing at Wembley as the Vikings suffered defeat in the 1895 Cup Final at the hands of Sheffield.

An England representative at youth level, Norman made his Super League debut in 2018 against Salford Red Devils before Widnes were relegated.

At 6ft 5, Norman has the same physical attributes as international prop Alex Walmsley - someone who followed the same route to the club from the Championship.

And he has a fine role model there with the international front rower.

"Big game players like Big Al can only make me better and I can learn a few things off him and the others here. Hopefully I can emulate what they have done," he said.

Coach Kristian Woolf sees the ex-Bronco as a player with massive potential and described him as "a big body with good athleticism and work ethic".

"I am looking for a good pre-season to try and get myself into the team and then stay there," Norman said.