Salford scrap Under-19s

Salford have scrapped their Under-19s team as they move to close their academy.

It is believed the Red Devils are shutting down their Under-19s as part of a cost-cutting move. The players were informed of this development yesterday.

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has been approached for comment.

While the club looks to trim back its youth operations, it’s understood Koukash will be throwing his resources behind a tilt at the Super League title next season.

After narrowly avoiding relegation with victory over Hull KR in the Million Pound game, top operator Bet365 are expected to offer generous odds on a title success next term.

The Red Devils are currently 13/8 to finish in the top eight and that could be good value.