13th January 2021, 09:41 | salford

Salford forward duo extend contracts

Salford forward duo extend contracts

Salford Red Devils have confirmed forward duo Josh Johnson and Ryan Lannon have both signed two-year contract extensions with the club. 

Johnson and Lannon were already under contract for the 2021 Betfred Super League season but will now stay at the AJ Bell Stadium until the end of the 2023 season.

Red Devils boss, Richard Marshall, said: “These two players have already impressed me with their attitude and commitment to the club. 

“They bring a lot to the team, especially in defence, so extending their contracts will bring some stability there. 

“Both were involved with the club as youth players too, hopefully seeing them continue to succeed at the elite level can help inspire some talented youngsters.” 

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, added: “Securing these two long-term will give us greater stability in the pack moving forward. 

“Josh is a real success story, as someone who was given an opportunity by us and has taken it with both hands.

“He never looked out of place from his arrival and had progressed to the point last season, where he was imposing his dominance upon some of the best players in the competition. 

“Meanwhile Ryan is a player who simply belongs with us. 

“He has a particularly strong connection with the supporters, and I know he can’t wait to be back in the stadium with them.”