Kallum Watkins impressed with Ian Watson after arriving at Salford

Kallum Watkins said he was sold on joining Salford after speaking to Red Devils coach Ian Watson and hearing his ambitions of the club.

The 29-year-old has linked up with Salford immediately on a three-year deal, and has revealed that Watson was a big factor in him joining the club.

Watkins said: “From speaking to Ian Blease (director of rugby and operations) and Ian Watson, it was their ambition and what this club wants to achieve.

“Last year showed that in terms of them getting to the Grand Final and it showed that it wasn’t a fluke or anything like that. It was down to hard work and Ian Watson has done a great job in terms of his coaching and all I’ve heard is great reviews about him.

“I’ve spoken to him a couple of times and I’ve been really impressed with him. I’m keen to work with him, I’m keen to work with the boys as well.

“I know quite a few of the lads as well. I’ve played with a few of them through internationals or I’ve played against them when they’ve been in Salford colours or at any other clubs so I think I will settle in pretty easily to be honest.

“For me, it is just about helping the team get to where they want to be and they’ve got some real ambition and I want to be a part of that.”


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