Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce that Chris Atkin has signed a two-year contract extension with the option for a third.
Atkin has impressed since he arrived from Hull Kingston Rovers last year, and despite what has been a slow start to the season for the Red Devils, the 28-year-old has been one of Salford’s standout performers in 2021.
The number 18 has got himself on the scoreboard a handful of times already this season, recently scoring the winning drop goal in a hard-fought away victory over Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants.
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Speaking on extending his Salford stay, Atkin said: “It was an easy decision to make when I sat down with the club. Salford has quickly become my home since I arrived here last year and everyone at Salford has always made me feel welcome and valued, our loyal fans included.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here so far, we’ve got a brilliant setup at Salford and I’m really looking forward to the future.”
Speaking on Atkin’s contract extension, head coach Richard Marshall said: “I’m really pleased to see Chris pen a new deal with us, he’s a quality player and a brilliant individual off the field.
“He’s been one of our most improved players this year and has really bought into our plans and the direction that our club is heading.”
Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease added: “To have Chris with us for the next two years, possibly three, is fantastic news for all involved at Salford.
“Chris is a key member of the squad and it’s great to know that he will continue to be!
“We are continuing our search for more additions for 2022 as we aim to push on from our success in recent years.”
Join Atkin at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday afternoon, by purchasing a ticket for our Betfred Super League away clash against Castleford Tigers.