Hakim Miloudi set for France return after Barrow exit

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Hakim Miloudi Barrow Raiders SWpix Credit: PA Images
Hakim Miloudi Barrow Raiders SWpix Credit: PA Images

France World Cup hopeful Hakim Miloudi will return to his homeland when he departs Barrow at the end of the Championship season.

The 29-year-old has scored nine tries in 26 appearances for the Raiders. He arrived in Cumbria last year, helping Paul Crarey’s side achieve promotion to the Championship.

Barrow say the club and Miloudi are parting on good terms. The Frenchman is considering offers nearer to home, with his young family being the influencing factor.

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Raiders leave door open to Hakim Miloudi return

A club statement read: “Despite missing part of the season through suspension, Miloudi has done plenty in his time on the field to excite the supporters, and his potent partnership with winger Tee Ritson has been a particular highlight as the Raiders did enough to secure a play-off spot.

“We are hoping that Sunday’s fixture against Dewsbury Rams isn’t his last on home soil. But if that proves to be the case, it is hoped that our supporters are able to give him the send-off he deserves.

“Of course, everyone at the club is determined to be victorious in our last two league games, which should ensure another chance to say goodbye in a home elimination play-off tie.

“We wish Hakim well in his future career. The door is always open for a possible return further down the line.

“Whilst this leaves a gap in the squad, the club are already in advanced talks with a potential replacement; and hope to announce some exciting news sooner rather than later.”

Barrow face relegated Dewsbury in their final home game of the regular Championship season on Sunday afternoon. The Raiders have already secured a play-off finish.

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