Morley: I’m not here to be a bit part player

Salford Red Devils forward Adrian Morley insists he hasn’t signed on for another season to simply make up the numbers at the AJ Bell Stadium – and says he’s adamant he can still perform at the highest level.

Morley enters his 22nd straight season as a professional next Saturday, when the Red Devils kick off the campaign against his former club Warrington Wolves.

And the 37-year-old former Great Britain international says he still gets the same buzz he got as a rookie about the game, and is aiming to make a real impact as the Devils look to improve on a disappointing campaign in 2014.

“I really want a good season,’’ Morley told the Manchester Evening News.

“I also do not want to be a bit part player. I signed on for another year with a view to playing for another year.

“If I didn’t think I could still contribute, I would not be here. I know I can still do a job for the team and the club. The hard work has been done in what has been a long and tough pre season.

“I just want to be playing regularly again. This first game cannot come soon enough. I still feel I’m that same 17-year-old who thankfully got his big break all those years ago.

“I always said to finish my career back home at Salford would be special and so it is.”