Salford sign Sean Kenny from Warrington with immediate effect

Salford Red Devils have announced the signing of Sean Kenny from Warrington Wolves with immediate effect. The 21-year-old, who plays at hooker and has been playing for the Wolves’ under-19s side, joins the Red Devils straight away and could feature in their next league fixture, against Castleford Tigers.

“Sean is a player we’ve had our eye on for a while and it’s great that he’s signed for the Red Devils,” said Salford coach Ian Watson.

“He has shown great potential and shown that he is ready to step up to a Super League level. He is hugely ambitious and will fit in well with the squad we already have here at the club.”

Warrington’s Karl Fitzpatrick paid tribute to Kenny and said that his development and subsequent transfer to becoming a full-time Super League player should open more clubs’ eyes to adopting reserve grade.

“To see Sean gain a full-time Super League contract is fantastic. This again highlights that some players may need a little longer than the age of 19 before being ready for Super League. Hopefully more clubs recognise this and buy into the reserve competition. Sean has been great for us and goes with our full blessing.”

Salford will pay a nominal fee to complete the transfer.