WARRINGTON Wolves youngster Luis Johnson has joined Widnes Vikings on loan.

The 20-year-old has moved to the Championship outfit on a one-month deal in order to gain more first-team minutes.

Second rower Johnson, who has made one senior appearance for The Wire, has featured extensively for the Vikings' fellow Championship outfit Rochdale Hornets on dual registration this season.

“We are pleased to have secured Luis for our squad on a month’s loan," Vikings performance director Phil Finney said.

"Luis arrives at the club highly thought of, and will bring further depth to our squad over the next few weeks. I’m looking forward to seeing Luis in a Widnes shirt.

“I would also personally like to thank Warrington Wolves on behalf of everyone at the Vikings for their support with this loan move.”

Johnson joined Wolves from Castleford on a four-year deal last year and made his one and only Super League appearance from the bench at Wigan in September.