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Salford sign Giants forward on loan

Salford Red Devils have confirmed the signing of forward Oliver Roberts from Huddersfield Giants on loan until the end of the season.

Roberts was a scholar at the Red Devils before moving on to Bradford Bulls, where he made his first-team debut.

He signed for his hometown club Huddersfield following Bradford’s relegation in 2014. Since then, he has made 95 appearances, scoring 17 tries.

Speaking about the move, he said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in with the boys. I know quite a few of them and they say really good things about Ian Watson.

“I like his style of play and I think it’ll suit me quite well. That was one of the main reasons I decided to come here.

“I want to have a good impact from my first game and bring something to the team. Give them a bit of a boost.”

Head Coach Watson added: “Oliver’s a player who I’ve admired for a long time.

“He really impressed for Huddersfield and in the World Cup and then it looked like he would kick on from there.

“We want to give him a place where he can play to his strengths. He’s a big athletic guy, with leg speed and the ability to bust tackles and offload.

“He’ll definitely bring a massive strength to our attacking game and defensively, his understanding means he’ll add competition across the board.

“Hopefully, going forward we can look to bring in some more quality players, with the increased support and more people becoming squad builders adding to our resources.”

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