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Salford Red Devils confirm capture of Wigan Warriors man

Salford Red Devils have signed Wigan Warriors forward Harvey Wilson

Salford Red Devils have defied expectations this season. The Manchester side were expected to struggle however, they find themselves well and truly in the play-off mix. The Red Devils are currently in sixth place in the Super League table.

Salford were heavily beaten by Leigh Leopards in their last game, and face a daunting home fixture against league leaders and defending champions, Wigan Warriors, this weekend. Defeat for Salford would open the door for Leeds Rhinos and the closing pack to close the gap on the side in sixth.

However, Salford have received a boost this week, by bolstering their forward pack with a signing, as a talented youngster joins the Red Devils from Wigan for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Wigan forward joins Salford Red Devils

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Harvey Wilson. Credit: Imago Images

Young forward, Harvey Wilson, will join the Salford squad for the rest of the season. The Wigan academy product spent the 2023 season on loan at the Widnes Vikings and Oldham in the Championship. Wilson scored two tries in seven appearances during his time with the Roughyeds.

In a club statement announcing the move, Wilson stated his determination to make the most of his opportunity with Salford.

“I am really looking forward to joining Salford. I can’t wait to get into it and take any opportunity I can to help the club. I am looking forward to playing with the lads and in front of the fans!”

Wilson has also spent time on loan with the Bradford Bulls this season. He has played eight times in the Championship so far in 2024. He has signed an 18 month contract with the Red Devils, which runs to the end of the 2025 season.

Rowley believes Wilson is a great addition

Salford Red Devils boss Paul Rowley at Hull FC MKM Stadium

Paul Rowley. Credit: Imago Images

Salford head coach, Paul Rowley is excited to welcome Wilson to the club. He believes his determination will be a welcome boost at a crucial point in the season.

Rowley said, “I am pleased to welcome Harvey to the club. He’s a very determined young player who will be a great addition to our group.”

Salford’s director of Rugby, Ian Blease, spoke highly of Wilson’s growing reputation in the game, and is excited for him to make the most of his time with the club.

“I would like to welcome Harvey and his family to Salford Red Devils. Harvey will now get the opportunity to position himself within our team and bolster our forward pack for the remainder of this season, and next.

“Harvey comes in off his growing reputation within the game, and I am really excited to see how he grabs this opportunity. Finally, I would like to say thank you Kris Radlinski and the Wigan club for allowing Harvey to take up this position at the Red Devils!”

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