Josh Johnson rewarded with Salford deal for 2020 after six wins in a row

Salford have handed forward Josh Johnson a new deal for 2020.

Johnson, 25, returned to the club from Barrow last month and has won on all six of his appearances since, including the win over Warrington on Thursday night.

He said: “I’m buzzing about it. I’m glad the deal’s done and I can just focus on playing now.

“I’ve enjoyed working with Watto and getting to know the boys.

“We’ve gone on a bit of a winning streak and it’s great to be part of it.

“Watto’s given me belief that I can do it at the top level and I just want to keep training hard and playing well for him.

“I’m just going to keep working and I’m sure there’s plenty more to come.

“The squad’s looking good for next year, with some good signings coming in and lads who are going to step it up another level.”

Johnson previously had spells in Super League with Huddersfield and Hull KR before dropping down to the Championship for more game time.

Coach Ian Watson said: “Josh has grasped the opportunity to prove he has the ability to perform at the elite level and has been instrumental in the games since he’s joined, winning all of them.

“Josh has already added a touch of grit to our pack and bought into the work ethic of the team.

“We had to move quickly to secure his services for next season, after his energetic performances caught the eyes of other Super League clubs.

“He’s pleased to be staying with us and I’m certain he’ll continue to improve and be a valuable signing.”

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