NEWS: Malcolm Alker book cover revealed

Neil Barraclough

The cover to former Salford captain Malcolm Alker’s autobiography, The Devil Within, has been released by Scratching Shed Publishing.

The book, which goes on sale on May 7, is now available to pre-order and promises to be a rough-and-ready tumble through Alker’s life as a professional rugby league player.

Alker has worked with Daily Star rugby league writer Julie Stott on telling his story, and appears to have plenty of tales to tell.

Earlier this month he told BBC Radio Manchester how he still feels angry at the way he left the Reds.

He said: “I was accused of drinking midweek, while taking a session.

“I’m not a raving alcoholic. At the end of the day I’ve got a family at home, and I offered to take a breathalyser test on the day of the training session as we had those on site, and I was refused that.

“I’m bitter to the point that I didn’t feel my side of the story was heard sufficiently.”

The Devil Within looks set to make sure that few will be unaware of his side of the story.