Salford Red Devils centre Matty Costello has joined Championship club Newcastle Thunder on loan for the rest of the season.
The 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Paul Rowley’s side, and will seek game time with Thunder.
Costello came through the ranks at St Helens, making 26 first team appearances before joining Salford in 2021. He has played 11 games so far for the Red Devils.
Costello said: “I’m excited to be joining the club and looking forward to getting stuck in.
“I’ve been training this week and I’m starting to settle in. I’m staying with the boys in town so I’m getting used to my new surroundings.
“Thunder are an ambitious club and have made a good start to the season.
“I’m looking forward to getting out there, playing some games and hopefully getting the club some more wins.”
Costello is in line to make his Newcastle debut in a Championship clash with York on Saturday, April 16. Salford have a call-back option on the centre throughout the season.
Salford duo head to Widnes on loan
Widnes have signed Salford pair Jack Wells and Danny Addy on initial two-week loan deals.
Addy, 31, has played 18 times for Scotland and has had spells at Hull KR and Bradford.
The versatile forward, who can play at 13, hooker or in the halves, will go straight in to contention for the Vikings game at Newcastle on Monday night.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m looking forward to playing. Hopefully I can bring some energy to the team.
“I like to ball play in the middle, I can play a few positions so I’ll have a chat with the coach and see where best fits.”
Danny Addy has made five appearances for Salford this season, but hasn’t played since the defeat to Hull KR on March 11.
Wells, 24, played against the Vikings last month while on a short-term deal at Barrow.
He said: “Hopefully I can bring a bit of go-forward to the pack. It’ll be good to get some game time under my belt.”