Brown confirms Salford move

Kevin Brown has confirmed he will be a Salford Red Devils player next season.

He becomes Ian Watson’s latest signing for 2020 and will replace Wigan-bound Jackson Hastings in the halves at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Brown, 34, has spent the last part of this season on loan at Leigh after an injury-ravaged campaign saw him fall out of favour at Warrington.

And as he enters the final few weeks of his contract with the Wolves, the ten-time England international confirmed to Sky Sports Brian Carney that he will be joining Salford in 2020.

Despite his ageing years, there will be high expectations on Brown to deliver following the Red Devils superb end to the current campaign.

Next season will see the playmaker enter his 18th Super League season having already made 340 top-flight appearances for Wigan, Huddersfield, Widnes and Warrington.

On signing Brown, Salford head coach Ian Watson said: “Kevin’s a great player and an important signing for our team.

“Kev has a brilliant rugby mind and is capable of winning games with his smarts and kicking game alone. I can’t wait to work with him next season.

“The level of his organisational skills, knowledge and composure are things which will benefit our whole organisation on and off the field in 2020.

“Kev was the starting half in the World Cup final in 2017 and would have been Warrington’s first choice half this year, which shows his level of performance and experience.

“Our young players will benefit from this massively, especially Tui and Chris.

“This is a big signing for our team, especially considering the leadership he will offer in probably the most important position.”