Salford make reserve appointments

Drew Darbyshire

Salford have announced two new appointments in the club’s reserve team set-up.

The Red Devils will relaunch their reserve team for the 2020 campaign after the reserves competition was brought back into fruition by the Rugby Football League.

Salford Red Devils Foundation staff Danny Barton will take up the roles of head of youth & reserve team head coach, while John Blackburn will be team manager.

Red Devils director of rugby, Ian Blease, said: “We’re really pleased to have Danny and John on board with our reserves setup.

“Their detailed understanding of our current structures, history and the local community makes them perfectly qualified to identify talent and channel it through to the elite level.

“Both myself and coach [Ian] Watson are passionate about the development of players from this area and are keen for the club’s reserves set-up to experience continued and sustainable growth, producing an efficient production line of talent in years to come.

“The appointments of Danny and John will help us pool our existing resources with the foundation, to ensure a clear pathway is created, presenting local players with a route to aspire towards once again.”

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