Ollie Roberts to remain at Salford in 2021

Drew Darbyshire

Ollie Roberts will stay at Salford in 2021 after agreeing to join the club on a season-long loan from Huddersfield.

The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils on a season-long loan for 2020 and has now extended his loan until the end of 2021.

Roberts has made four appearances for Salford so far and has earned five caps for Ireland on the international stage.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Salford, so this was a no-brainer.

“I felt that things had really come into place in that final week before lockdown and having more time to gel with the team and the coaching staff will only mean things improve further.

“Getting secured and knowing where I’m going to be next year means I can really concentrate on making sure I have that starting shirt.

“The club felt very united in that last game we had. The boys, the staff and the fans – it was fantastic. I want to build on that and be part of more of those nights.”

Salford coach Ian Watson added: “Ollie’s been a key addition to us in 2020.

“He brought to Salford a great determination to work hard to be a starting Super League back-rower, so we’re delighted to have him with us for the next season.

“His defensive work made us a lot stronger as a team and as an attacker he was just starting to find his feet in our structure.

“With this signing, we have time to develop his style into our team further, where we will see Ollie get better and better and fulfil the potential I know he has.”

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