Salford Red Devils pair head out on loan to the Championship

Josh McAllister
James Greenwood, Salford Red Devils, SWPix

Picture by Allan McKenzie/

Salford Red Devils have confirmed that duo James Greenwood and Ryan Lannon have joined Swinton in the Championship.

The pair make the move on an initial two-week loan.

Greenwood, 31, previously appeared for Barrow earlier this season. He featured alongside Salford team-mate Amir Borough in the defeat to York in the Championship at the LNER Community Stadium.

The prop forward has made more than career 150 appearances to date.

Utility forward Lannon, 27, has made 82 appearances for Salford, but is yet to feature in 2023.

Swinton confirm duo’s arrival from Salford Red Devils

Championship side Swinton shared on social media: “Swinton Lions can confirm the arrival of two Super League forwards on an initial two-week loan period.

“Both from Salford Red Devils, we welcome 31-years-old James Greenwood, and 27-years-old Ryan Lannon.

“James has also played nearly 100 games for Hull KR, whilst Ryan is a hugely experienced second-row or loose-forward for the Reds.

“We extend our thanks to Paul Rowley and Ian Blease for enabling the deal.”

The pair have been brought in to help cover injuries within Allan Coleman’s Swinton side.

The club recently confirmed a total of nine injuries to their squad of 27, leaving them thin on numbers.

Wales international and prop forward Gavin Bennion is expected to miss four months of action. He has not featured since their opening round defeat to Newcastle Thunder.

The club aren’t expecting to have Italy winger Richard Lepori or centre Myles Harrop back until July due to respective injuries.

Swinton say utility Billy Brickhill is “progressing well” with a return set for early April. Back-rower Gavin Rodden, who has suffered injuries at both Batley and Whitehaven, is also targeting April.

Fellow Welsh half-back Ollie Olds continues to receive treatment, with Swinton hoping to have the 29-year-old back for their fixture with London at the end of March.

Hooker Josh Eaves and winger Calum Hughes are also eyeing up a potential return for the same fixture, set to take place away from home on March 26.

READ NEXT: Salford recruitment update as Paul Rowley pays tribute to Dan Sarginson