Salford chasing new dual-reg agreement

Ian Watson has confirmed that Salford are in talks with several clubs about a new dual-registration agreement.

The club’s partnership with Halifax has ended after it was mutually agreed that both would seek new ventures moving forward.

Halifax are set to go into a partnership with Castleford next season while Salford are still considering their options ahead of next year.

But Watson did confirm they are keen to work with a new club next season and are keen to strike up a partnership with a club closer to their home base.

“We have spoken to a couple of clubs about it,” said Watson.

“Ideally we want another dual-registration partner, but we’d like something a bit more local to our base to make travelling easier.

“Richard Marshall and I have a good relationship and we’ve worked well with Halifax. The logistics of it, of getting are guys over there after working in Salford all day, was a big ask. We had guys training all day and then we had them on the M62 to Halifax and they got caught in traffic.

“For the same reason, Richard thought having a different link would benefit them, to find somewhere closer to them.”