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Salford to keep on-loan forward

Salford Red Devils have announced Oliver Roberts will stay at the club until the end of  the 2021 season.

The Ireland international will still be on loan from Huddersfield Giants.

Roberts joined Salford just after the start of the 2020 season, and played a key role in their victory over Wigan in their final game before lockdown.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Salford, so this was a no-brainer.

“I felt that things had really come into place in that final week before lockdown and having more time to gel with the team and the coaching staff will only mean things improve further.

“Getting secured and knowing where I’m going to be next year means I can really concentrate on making sure I have that starting shirt.

“The club felt very united in that last game we had. The boys, the staff and the fans – it was fantastic.

“I want to build on that and be part of more of those nights.”

Salford Head Coach Ian Watson added: “Ollie’s been a key addition to us in 2020.

“He brought to Salford a great determination to work hard to be a starting Super League back-rower, so we’re delighted to have him with us for the next season.

“His defensive work made us a lot stronger as a team and as an attacker he was just starting to find his feet in our structure.

“With this signing, we have time to develop his style into our team further, where we will see Ollie get better and better and fulfil the potential I know he has.”

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