Salford exercise option in Deon Cross contract to extend his stay

Drew Darbyshire
Deon Cross Salford Red Devils SWpix

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Salford have exercised the one-year extension option in the contract of Deon Cross, meaning the centre will remain at the club until the end of 2023.

The 25-year-old has impressed during his first taste of Super League action this season after arriving at Salford from Championship outfit Widnes.

Cross initially joined Salford as a winger, but he has to fill in at centre due to the club’s injuries this season and has not looked back.

Cross said: “I’m really pleased to get the contract extension at Salford as I have loved every minute so far at the club.

“I’m really enjoying my time here, especially with the playing group, coaching staff and the fans we have got.

“The club have given me an opportunity by giving me an extension and I want to repay them with good performances and assisting the team in the goals we have set for the season and beyond.”

Salford coach delighted to see Deon Cross sign new deal

Red Devils coach Paul Rowley said: “It’s great news for Salford that Deon has extended his stay with the club. He’s a great example of perseverance, dedication and commitment to following his dreams.

“He’s worked extremely hard and is looking very much a Super League player. He is a fantastic lad to work with and the lads, the staff and myself are looking forward to being a part of his continued Super League journey.”

Cross has scored three tries in 11 Super League appearances for Salford. He has also made three clean breaks and 14 tackle busts in 2022.

Salford director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “From all of the recruitment over the years, Deon’s signing and his progression in such a short space of time, has personally been one of the best signings I have made at the club so far.

“It is great to see a player being given a chance at elite sport and succeeding. At present, Deon is grasping his chance with both hands.”

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