Salford legend Paul Charlton has been presented with his heritage certificate.

The former fullback, whose heritage number is 673, was presented with the certificate by David Clegg, on the Red Devils timekeeper’s recent trip to Australia.

Charlton made his debut for the club in a 16-12 win against St Helens on October 29 1969 and went on to make 234 appearances for the club.

He was a crucial part of Salford’s success in the 70s, scoring 99 tries and also gained recognition on the international stage, making 19 appearances for Great Britain.

While Paul Charlton now resides in Australia, his son Gary Charlton remains in the UK as head coach of Whitehaven.

Paul joins a number of other former players to have been presented with their heritage numbers, since they were revealed in 2019.

This will continue in the 1873 suite, at home fixtures throughout the season. Members of the first Irishman to play in an international rugby league match, Pat Tunney’s family will be presented with the former Salford player’s certificate at Saturday’s match against Toronto Wolfpack.

Other former players will be present themselves, with Maurice Richards (498 app 297 tries), Stewart Williams (223 app 60 tries), Chris McGreal (119 app 13 tries), and Alan Grice (245 app 4 tries), all in attendance.

Tickets for the 1873 suite are available from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office, by calling 0161 786 1570, or online HERE.