Koukash: We need to listen to Peacock, Wilkin and Morley

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash says Rugby League should listen to its experienced players in order to grow and evolve.

Koukash paid particular attention to Red Devils prop Adrian Morley, who he is hoping to tempt into signing an extended contract this week, but also believes the likes of Jamie Peacock and Jon Wilkin are vital if the game is to progress.

Koukash told the Manchester Evening News: “Adrian will either be playing, a manager or assisting with the coaching staff because he is such an important figure here at Salford.

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“We could not have a finer ambassador for our club. He has done so much this season and is so professional in everything he does.

“He has greatly impressed me from day one and has so much to offer on and off the field.

“I feel strongly that Adrian, Jamie Peacock from Leeds and Jon Wilkin from Saints are the kind of people we need to listen to. They are the best in helping the game evolve and progress.

“They have a wealth of experience and they know the game inside out. These are the people who should be listened to about what is needed to improve the game.

“We certainly cannot afford to lose them to rival sports. They have led the way on the field and can do the same off it given the opportunity.”

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