Red Devils land Wire forward Crosby

Salford Red Devils have moved to make their first signing for 2019 with the acquisition of Warrington prop Dom Crosby, League Express can reveal.

The former Wigan forward is out-of-contract at the Halliwell Jones Stadium at the end of this season, and Salford have acted swiftly to try and strike up a deal to bring the 27-year-old to the club next season.

Crosby joined Warrington on a two-year deal at the beginning of last season, but injuries have largely hindered his opportunity to nail down a regular place in the side under both Tony Smith and current coach Steve Price.

He is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, and has made just seven appearances from the interchange bench so far in 2018.

But it looks like his future beyond this season will now be with Salford, who appears to have finally nailed down a deal for one of their leading transfer targets.

Salford missed out on Warrington winger Matty Russell earlier this season, after he instead opted to join big-spending Championship pacesetters Toronto Wolfpack.

The Red Devils were also among the clubs monitoring the availability of St Helens halfback Matty Smith earlier this season, but a loan move for the veteran scrum-half failed to materialise.