Salford sign Andy Ackers from Toronto

Salford have signed hooker Andy Ackers from Toronto with immediate effect on a deal until the end of the 2022 season.

The 26-year-old has made more than 130 career appearances for Swinton, London Broncos and the Wolfpack.

Ackers will work alongside head coach Ian Watson and coaching consultant Paul Rowley, whom he has previously played under at Swinton and Toronto respectively.

Ackers said: “It’s brilliant to be linking up with them again.

“I’ve spoken to Watto and Rowls and they’ve said my game’s going to fit in really well here.

“I’ve really enjoyed playing with Watto before. He gave me options that suited my style of play.

“I took no persuading once I knew Salford were interested. Now I just can’t wait for us to get playing. I’ve been keeping myself at top fitness during lockdown for when this season gets back underway.”

Salford coach Ian Watson added: “Andy will prove to be a great signing for Salford.

“He’s a player who’s coming into his prime and will add a real attacking threat, especially around the ruck, with his speed and skills, while also stiffening us up defensively.

“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with Andy again as myself and Rowls have already had the experience of working with him.

“He made his senior debut at 19 and his energy and sheer determination to be one of the best nines really stands out in the way he competes at training and in games.

“This year in Super League, his performances have gotten stronger every week and Andy will complement the players in our squad to make us a stronger team.”

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