Morley relishing chance to play for hometown club

New Salford signing Adrian Morley says he can’t wait to experience the feeling that only comes from representing your hometown club.

Morley, 36, began his career some 20 years ago with Leeds, and has gone on to play for Sydney Roosters, Bradford and current club Warrington, as well making 37 international appearances for Great Britain and England.

He is one of the faces of Marwan Koukash’s “Red Devilution”, with the club re-branding from the City Reds to the Red Devils for the 2014 season.

Morley, still hoping to lead Warrington to a second successive Super League Grand Final, was unveiled at a press conference earlier this month as one of 12 new signings, which also included England team-mates Rangi Chase and Gareth Hock.

He told the club’s official website: “Once I had met with Marwan and heard his vision for the Red Devils, how could I resist joining the Red Devilution? I get to play with a great new squad, under a Head Coach who I have always admired in my home town. 

“I have been asked in recent weeks, what can the Red Devils fans expect from you? Normally it would be an easy question to answer, I would talk about my experience and how I will provide some leadership to the group. However in this particular case, for the first time in my career I can say that I will bring the pride and passion that can only come from representing my home town club.

“Marwan has delivered on his promises and assembled the strongest squad in many years, its now up to the people of Salford to back his vision and show their support.”

Morley hopes to have two more appearances in Wolves colours to bring to an end seven years at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

He has been named in Tony Smith’s 19-man squad for their play-off semi-final against Huddersfield on Thursday.

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