by | Dec 15, 2023

Joe Mellor says he has ‘a lot to give’ after completing a transfer to Salford Red Devils.

The 33-year-old is a natural halfback, but spent the majority of time at hooker during his spell with Leigh Leopards. His experience on the big stage will undoubtably be a huge asset for younger players like Amir Bourouh.

Mellor made 26 appearances for the Betfred Challenge Cup winners last season, but he still feels like there is still a lot to come from him as a player.

“I feel like I’ve got a lot to give still,” he exclusively told our YouTube channel.

“I’m getting older, I know that, but I feel like I’m fit, I’m fast, I’m strong and I know what I’m capable of – so hopefully I can fit into this team nicely.”

Mellor arrives at the Salford Stadium with a huge amount of experience.

When asked whether it’s something he can pass on to our current squad, Mellor said: “Yeah, definitely. I think this is an older squad and so was that Leigh one.

“But last year was great, I achieved a lot and if I could do something like that this year at Salford then I think everyone will be happy.”

Reflecting on Salford’s 2023 season, Mellor goes on to say, from afar, he felt the side were unlucky to not reach the playoffs after some outstanding performances across the campaign.

“I think last year they were so unlucky to miss out in them last couple of games.

“The good thing about Salford is that every time you watch them, you’ve got to be on because they do play different and I think that can spook other teams, and I think the way they play, the way they move the ball – it’s exciting.”

To hear our chat with Joe in full, click HERE to visit our YouTube channel.

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