Salford confirm signing of Chris Atkin

Drew Darbyshire

Salford have signed half-back Chris Atkin from Hull KR for the 2020 season.

The 26-year-old will link up with the Red Devils in pre-season after signing a one-year contract with the club.

Salford head coach Ian Watson said: “Chris is a player I’ve had close ties with since signing him at Swinton and I’ve looked to bring him in before.

“He’s a lightning fast spine player, who has great ability with ball in hand a poses a big threat to all teams.

“His desire to never quit and love of the contact side of the game are the parts of Chris’ play which I value the most.

“In the last two years, he’s progressed into an England Knight, where he’s played alongside Niall Evalds, which will be help them linkup in 2020.”

Atkin added: “Watto [Ian Watson] was the one who brought me in at Swinton and gave me my professional debut.

“Since then, I’ve always wanted to work with him again and this opportunity has come up and I’m really looking forward to it and feeling determined to get back to it. He’s a really great coach and he’s proved that again this year.”

More on site

Rangi Chase extends stay at Doncaster

Team news: Hull KR v London (Fri)

Hull KR announce departures of trio

Team news: Warrington v Wakefield (Fri)

Team news: St Helens v Huddersfield (Fri)