Carney given strange squad number at Salford

Carney refused number 99 shirt

Salford signing Todd Carney will wear number 99 for his new club.

The Red Devils announced the news via their Twitter page today but a reason has yet to be given why he will wear the random squad number.

“My bags have been packed since I came into contact with the club,” Carney said.

“It took a little longer than we thought for my visa but I’m definitely excited and looking forward¬†to playing with some old players from the NRL. Hopefully I can add a new dimension to the team.”

The former New South Wales half-back will have to work hard to get into a strong Salford team with Robert Lui and Michael Dobson in the halves.

“It’s going to take time for me to fit in and find a place in the team,” Carney admitted.

“I’m looking forward to that challenge. I’ll hopefully bring some much-needed experience into the team along with some flair and organisation in attack.

“The aim is to win the comp, but Super League is a challenge so hopefully we can be towards those top four, top eight places. My body feels good and I’m ready to move forward and put on that Red Devils jersey.

Carney given strange squad number