Guy Armitage: Wasps centre happy to help injury-hit Jersey Reds

Guy Armitage
Guy Armitage has yet to feature in the Premiership for Wasps this season

Jersey Reds' on-loan Wasps centre Guy Armitage says he is happy to continue helping out the side if needed.

The 24-year-old younger brother of England internationals Delon and Steffon joined Jersey on Friday.

The Championship club are trying to weather an injury crisis that has seen nine of their 15 backs ruled out.

"I got a phone call, I thought I can help out where I can and take it week by week, so if I'm needed next week we'll see," he told BBC Radio Jersey.

The former England Under-20 international has made just two Anglo-Welsh Cup appearances for Wasps this season, having moved to the Ricoh Arena in the summer from London Welsh.

He made his Jersey debut as the island side got a losing bonus point at Championship leaders London Irish.

"There's no substitute to actually playing games, so it was good for me to get a game under my belt," added the former London Irish player.

"We're close to the bottom, but we nearly took Irish who are in top spot."

Armitage had just one half-hour training session with the Jersey team before starting against his former club on Sunday and going on to score a try.

"It just showed what a quality player he is and he thoroughly deserved his score," said Jersey boss Harvey Biljon.

"We're in a difficult position with bodies and we're just thankful to Wasps they've given us an opportunity to get a couple of players in a difficult time for the club."