Jackson Hastings hopes Salford’s success can put bums on seats

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Man of Steel Jackson Hastings hopes Salford defying the odds this season can help the club sell more season tickets for 2020.

The Red Devils fell short to a 23-6 defeat against St Helens in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday night.

Many people tipped Salford to be fighting for survival alongside London this year – but they proved the doubters wrong as they finished third after the regular season and then reached the Grand Final.

Hastings said: “I was disappointed because we didn’t win it and seeing Saints celebrate it is a bitter pill to swallow.

“But on the other side, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve been able to achieve as a club this year – not only on the field but off it as well.

“Hopefully getting to the Grand Final and seeing what this club is about can get some bums on seats at the AJ Bell [Stadium] next season because there’s nothing more important than members and that’s what this club really needs.

“I think we’ve set a precedent this year. The club has signed some really good players for next year so it’s only going to go up but they can’t do anything until they get bums on seats and help the players and the board. I’m just praying for the club’s sake that they can get more bums on seats.”

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