Kris Welham signs new Salford deal

James Messenger

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Salford have confirmed that Kris Welham has extended his stay at the club until the end of next season. 

The 32-year-old made his Red Devils debut in 2017 and has gone on to make over 75 appearances for the club.

The former Hull KR and Bradford centre has scored in Salford’s last six games and made his 300th career appearance against Catalans less than two weeks ago.

On the extension, Welham said: “I’m really happy to be staying. I love the club. The boys here are great and the fans get behind us every week.

“When I knew they wanted me to stay and there was a deal on the table, it was a no brainer. I’m playing well at the minute and I think the most consistent time in my career has been the three years I’ve spent here.

“That’s credit to Watto, with the way he coaches and has me playing, and I’m pleased to be continuing that next season. This year, we’re focusing on making that top five and next year we want to improve on that.”

Salford Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease added: “Kris is a model professional, who’s been a tremendous acquisition for us and continues to be an important part of the squad and club as a whole.

“He’s a fine example of how to conduct yourself on and off the pitch and how to keep yourself fit and motivated at the elite level, in the modern era.

“For me, Kris has led the way for Salford Red Devils in a true and consistent manner throughout his time at the club and we look forward to him having another successful season with us in 2020.”