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Jack Littlejohn – “I’ve only heard good things about the Club”

Yesterday the Red Devils confirmed the signing of half-back Jack Littejohn and the Australian has given his initial thoughts on signing for Salford.
Littlejohn, who arrives on Monday morning, said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started and meeting everyone around the place. I’ve only heard good things about the Club and the fans so I can’t wait.
“I know a little bit about Super League. I love my footy on TV back home so I’ll watch it when I can I’ve see a few games and I have a couple of mates who play over here so it’s always good to watch them.
“Obviously, I played a bit with Lama Tasi at the Sydney Roosters and also played alongside big Luke Burgess at Manly in 2015 so it’ll be good to see a few familiar faces when I arrive.
“I think I was ready for a change and excited about starting a new challenge so what bigger challenge is there than moving to the other side of the world to play footy.
“Like I said I can’t wait to get started with Salford and meet the all my teammates, the staff and the fans.”
To see what Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson had to say on the signing click here or to read Salford Red Devils CEO Ian Blease’s thoughts on the signing click here.
 

Remember to see Jack Littejohn in action in 2018 you can purchase your Salford Red Devils Season Ticket. For a full list of Season Ticket prices click here, for a breakdown of each tickets Direct Debit payment scheme click here. Visit the Club Ticket Office, phone 0161 786 1570 or click to buy online here. Online purchases can’t be done via Direct Debit.

 

The Salmon King confirm their support for 2018

The Salmon King have committed to continue to support the Salford Red Devils as a shirt and players sponsor and will be major partner for the forthcoming 2018 season.  
Tony Frame, the owner of The Salmon King – a fish and meat stall on Bolton Indoor Market, has supported the Club for a number of years now and their renewed sponsorship will see them feature on the left-hand sleeve of the Red Devils 2018 playing jersey as well as sponsorship two players next season.
Ian Blease presented Tony with his 2017 playing jersey last week after his sponsorship throughout last season and is thrilled to be working with The Salmon King again this year.
Salford Red Devils CEO, Ian Blease, said: “We’re delighted to have Tony Frame and The Salmon King on board again for the 2018 season.
“Tony has been a big supporter of the Club over the past few seasons and we are excited to see him continue his partnership with the Red Devils into next season.
“Tony runs a fantastic business out of the Bolton Indoor Market which our players regularly go to for their meat and fish and our fans should pay him a visit – he’s the best in the business!
“This continued sponsorship is not only a sign of the brilliant support from our business partners but also an indicator as to which direction we are continuing to move in off the field.”
Tony Frame, owner of The Salmon King said: “It’s always been mine and Salmon Kings pleasure to sponsor the club and then team and we are excited to do so again this coming season.
“We are particularly looking forward to sponsoring Lama Tasi and the new lad Derrell Olpherts and hopefully we’ll see them cross for a few tries this year.
“There are very exciting times ahead for the Club with the upcoming appointment of the Board of Trustees and the Salford Red Devils as a club are definitely heading in a positive direction.
“Salmon King are delighted and proud to be a part of the next chapter of the Salford Red Devils story.”
The Salmon King will sponsor Lama Tasi and new signing Derrell Olpherts for the 2018 season.
For more information on The Salmon King click here.
 
Remember to support the Club alongside The Salmon King you can purchase your Salford Red Devils Season Ticket. For a full list of Season Ticket prices click here, for a breakdown of each tickets Direct Debit payment scheme click here. Visit the Club Ticket Office, phone 0161 786 1570 orclick to buy online here. Online purchases can’t be done via Direct Debit.

Daniel Murray – “It’s going to be a tough pre-season”

Following a fantastic 2017 season the Salford Red Devils first team returned to training today as they look to continue their success into 2018.
Youngster Daniel Murray managed to force his way into Ian Watson’s side last season racking up seven Super League appearances in 2017 including in the Red Devils Super 8s clashes with Castleford Tigers and St Helens.
And now Murray is looking to kick on in 2018 and fight for a role in the first team on a more permanent basis.
Murray said: “It was a cold one but it was good to see all the lads again.
“It’s going to be a tough pre-season this year especially trying to back up from last year but I’m looking forward to it.
“Personally, again backing up from last year seven appearances in the Super League just have to kick on from that and improve and learn more.”
Some of the Red Devils overseas players such as Rob Lui and Lama Tasi came into training on the back of long flights but Murray says their attitude was still great.
“Some of the lads were jet-lagged looking like corpses but they came with happy smiley daces which sort of reflects on us all really.”
With the Red Devils now back training ahead of the 2018 season we will be announcing our first pre-season friendly tomorrow at 9am via our website and social media channels.
The full Daniel Murray interview can be found here.
 
Remember to see Daniel Murray in action in 2018 you can purchase your Salford Red Devils Season Ticket. For a full list of Season Ticket prices click here, for a breakdown of each tickets Direct Debit payment scheme click here. Visit the Club Ticket Office, phone 0161 786 1570 or click to buy online here. Online purchases can’t be done via Direct Debit.

World and European medallist visits Red Devils

The Red Devils squad and coaching staff were joined by Team GB World and European medallist Jenny Meadows as she gave the club several Back Ballers to help with recovery.
Meadows, a 400 and 800 metre runner who competed at the Olympic Games in 2008, helped recovering Red Devils Lee Mossop, Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi get to grips with the BackBaller and told them how it can aid them in their rehabilitation.
Meadows said: “It’s all about inches at this level of sport and the BackBaller can really make the difference when you’re recovering from a tough Rugby match – in the case of the Salford Red Devils.”
Head physiotherapist Rob Artingstall said: “Thanks to Jenny and the people involved with BackBallers for coming down, giving us a demonstration and handing us some to use for ourselves.
“It’s a fantastic bit of equipment to aid recovery and one that we will definitely use in the off-season as the lads aim to return to peak physical condition.
“I, and the rest of the medical staff, are already looking forward to planning our sessions with the use of these new BackBallers.”
The BackBaller is specifically designed to self-treat muscles in your upper and lower back. Due to the stability and control offered it goes beyond and is now the foremost product to knead out all muscle groups.
For more information visit – https://backballer.com

Ian Watson names his 19-man squad for the visit of St Helens

Ian Watson has made just one change to his 19-man squad for this weekend’s visit of St Helens in the Red Devils final game of the 2017 season.
George Griffin drops from the squad after picking up a knock in last Friday’s defeat to Leeds Rhinos. Josh Wood comes into the 19-man squad for Thursday night’s game.
Wood was included in the match day squad last weekend after Kris Welham had to pull out with a toe injury however the centre returns this weekend.
Michael Dobson, Olsi Krasniqi and Todd Carney, who are all set to depart the club at the end of the season, aren’t included in the 19-man squad.
Lama Tasi, Lee Mossop, Mark Flanagan and Greg Johnson all remained sidelined.
 
Tickets are on sale for our final home game of the season against St Helens and can be purchased over the phone, at the Club Ticket Office or online here. Fans can also watch our end of season awards for an extra £5 in the 1873 suite post-game. Season Tickets are valid for all Super 8s home games.

Ian Watson confirms 19-man squad for Wakefield game

Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad ahead of Friday night’s crucial Super 8s clash with Wakefield Trinity.
Kris Welham returns to the side after missing the Red Devils last two Super 8s outings. Fellow centre Junior Sa’u remains in the squad and will be looking for his first start since the Challenge Cup semi-final.
Full-back Niall Evalds is left out of the squad while forward Ben Murdoch-Masila and half-back Michael Dobson are both also absent.
Lee Mossop, Mark Flanagan, Lama Tasi and Connor Williams are all out for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Tickets are still available for Friday’s game against Wakefield with fans able to purchase over the phone, at the club ticket office or online via the club website. Supporters are reminded that season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home games.

Foundation Master Classes receive fantastic feedback

The Salford Red Devils Foundation have successfully held six ‘Master Class’ training camps over a three-week period with the help of several first team players.
Robert Lui, Junior Sa’u, Olsi Krasniqi and George Griffin held sessions last week before Lui again got involved alongside currently injured trio Lee Mossop, Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi.
Children took part in a range of activities designed to develop rugby skills before being taught from by the pros. A ‘try of the day’ competition was also run on the Salford Red Devils Twitter account to show off the skills they had learned.
The Salford Red Devils Foundation also donated rugby equipment to local community clubs Salford City Roosters, Cadishead Rhinos and Langworthy Reds last weekend to continue to help the growth of young rugby league talent in Salford and the surrounding areas.
The Red Devils Foundation masterclasses have received some excellent feedback from the children who took part as well as parents on social media.
Here are some of the comments from Twitter:
“Mark had a brilliant 2 days. Can hardly believe the number of first team players that turned up to help the other great coaches. Thank you.” – @TonyTheExile
“I’ve had a great time big thanks to all the coaches and players I’ve met over the past few days anni x” – @jpeckersley
“It is my sons on it and came home last night buzzing” – @Williams28Garry
“Thanks very much – my 2 lads loved it! They’re shattered now though” – @999mandysmith
“That’s my boy! Fantastic couple of days training, he loved it so much – what a brilliant experience. Thanks to all at Salford!” – @HethT
“Fantastic gesture by the players. Sure the kids enjoyed it” – @Grahamj1948

Two more Red Devils out for the season

Salford Red Devils will be without Lee Mossop and Connor Williams who will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.
Mossop and Williams join forward duo Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi who are also on the sidelines for all the Red Devils remaining fixtures.
Lee Mossop last featured in the Challenge Cup victory over Hull KR in May but the club can now confirm he won’t appear for the Red Devils again this season.
Connor Williams hasn’t featured for Ian Watson’s side this season and has been struggling with a shoulder injury of late which means he won’t get the opportunity to force his way into the team until next season.
Flanagan has been suffering with a shoulder injury and the club had been hopeful he would make a return however the former St Helens men is now concentrating on recovering for the 2018 season.
Tasi picked up a knee injury in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final defeat against Wigan following a collision with Warriors hooker Sam Powell.
Despite these four massive losses for the Red Devils Ian Watson and the lads will continue their push for the top four against Wakefield Trinity at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday 1st September.
Tickets can be purchased over the phone, at the club ticket office or online via the club website. Supporters are reminded that season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home games.

Ian Watson confirms 19-man squad for trip to Wigan

Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad ahead of Friday night’s Super 8s clash with Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium, 8pm kick-off.
Junior Sa’u returns to the squad after missing the opening two Super 8s fixtures against Hull and Castleford. Jordan Walne is also moved into the 19-man squad.
Ben Murdoch-Masila misses out following a rib injury picked up in the last Friday’s defeat against Castleford while Daniel Murray is the other change from last weekend’s squad.
Tyrone McCarthy is included in the squad ahead of the trip to Wigan despite pulling up with a calf injury in the warm-up against Castleford last Friday. Kriss Brining retains his place in the side after his return last week.
Lee Mossop and Michael Dobson continue to recover from knocks while Lama Tasi and Mark Flanagan are out for the rest of the season.
 
 

Ian Watson – "It will make them better players going forward"

Red Devils boss Ian Watson feels that his young players have stepped up recently and are improving every week.
Salford have struggled with injuries as of late with Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi out for the season while others have picked up knocks but Watson is pleased with the younger squad members who’ve stepped in.
Watson said: “There are some positives to take from our recent struggles and one of those is definitely the young lads getting some game time.
“Jake Bibby, Ryan Lannon, Daniel Murray have all been great when they’ve stepped in.
“Kriss Brining is back in for us now and he made an impact off the bench against Castleford which was good.
“This experience of playing the top teams at this level of a competition is very intense and it will make them better players going forward.
“Obviously, it’s tough for us at the moment but the young guys in the team are getting their chance and improving every week and next year the squad will be a lot stronger for it.
“Look at Wakefield, for example, they struggled in the Super 8s last season but have benefitted from it this season and are real top four contenders along with ourselves and a handful of other teams.
“All of these players get experience at this level puts us in a better position when we do get more of our senior players back.
“But, the big thing is this year and what we’ve still got left to play for.
“We’ve got a chance of reaching another semi-final with a top four finish and then there’s always the chance of Old Trafford and the Grand Final if we get in that top four.”
Fans are reminded that tickets are now on sale for all Red Devils Super 8s home games against Wakefield, Huddersfield and St Helens. Tickets are also still on sale for Wigan away on Friday night. Supporters are also reminded that their season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home fixtures.