SHORROCKS: “THIS IS THE RIGHT MOVE FOR ME!”

SHORROCKS: “THIS IS THE RIGHT MOVE FOR ME!”

by | Nov 20, 2023

New signing, Joe Shorrocks was ‘over the moon’ to finally confirm his transfer to Salford Red Devils.

The utility forward has penned a three-year deal and linked-up with his new teammates this morning for pre-season training.

At just 23, Shorrocks has already made 69 Betfred Super League appearances, but he is determined to boost them numbers by securing a regular spot in the team.

With a Super League and Challenge Cup winners medal already in his locker, Wigan-born Shorrocks knows exactly what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Making the switch to Salford allows him to share that experience with a dressing room who are desperate to achieve silverware in 2024.

“Over the moon,” he exclusively told our YouTube channel when asked about to describe how it feels to complete a transfer.

“I’m happy to finally get the move done and I’m just fully focused on starting pre-season now with the boys, and getting ripped-in.”

With a year still remaining on his Warriors deal, Shorrocks was at a crossroads, but a conversation with our Head Coach and Director of Rugby, firmly made up his mind.

“Well I had a lot of conversations with friends, family,” he continued.

“This is the right move for me; hopefully to get some more playing time, but when I met with Rowls and Bleasy, that really confirmed my decision to join.”

A lot of players have credited Rowley with their rapid improvement since joining the club.

Shorrocks’ ex-Wigan and now Salford teammate, Oliver Partington is another example of that – so he will be hoping to follow closely in his footsteps.

With pre-season finally underway, Shorrocks will be looking to form new relationships in the team and work towards starting 2024 in the best way possible.

To hear our interview with Joe in full, please click HERE.

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