Off-contract Alex Gerrard on future with Salford & working under Paul Rowley

Josh McAllister
Alex Gerrard

Off-contract prop forward Alex Gerrard says he wants to stay at Salford beyond the current season.

Gerrard, 30, joined the Red Devils on a one-year deal ahead of the 2022 campaign from Leigh.

The experienced forward began his career at Widnes, where he spent eight seasons before a stint in Australia with Mackay Cutters.

He returned to England in 2020, signing with Leigh Centurions.

Currently sidelined with injury, Gerrard expressed his desire to remain with the club for 2023.

Alex Gerrard wanting to stay with Salford

When asked about re-signing, he told Love Rugby League: “Yeah, definitely. I’m really enjoying my time here and I’m really enjoying the coaching staff and the boys.

“I really enjoy it here.”

Building under Paul Rowley

The AJ Bell Stadium side currently sit ninth in the league table, having won four of their 12 games so far.

Paul Rowley’s side came close against St Helens and Wigan in recent weeks, while handing Rohan Smith a defeat in his first game in charge of Leeds. 

“We’ve got a really good work ethic,” Gerrard said 

“All the boys, we’re a really close group. Everybody works really hard for each other. Everybody understands their role and it’s a really good environment.

“I think we need to keep going week by week and putting good performances in.

“Paul Rowley is good. Every coach is different. I think Rowley just makes your job really simple. He tells you what he expects from you and it’s up to you to deliver it.”

On his return from injury, he added: “I’m hoping to be back for the Hull KR game. I had a slight calf strain against St Helens in the second half. It’s not too bad luckily, and I’m looking to push on this week and hopefully [be back] against Hull KR.”

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