Lee Mossop – “We can only go up”

Salford Red Devils Team Captain Lee Mossop was disappointed with his sides second half performance against Wigan but is still upbeat ahead of a long Betfred Super League season.
Mossop, who has enjoyed two spells with The Warriors, felt Salford challenged in the first half but overall it wasn’t the performance they expected.
Mossop, sponsored by Austin Wilkinson and Son, said: “It’s not what we’ve built at all for the off-season.
“I thought we were a lot better than that we came here really confident that we’d put in a performance.
“To be fair for forty minutes we probably did there were a couple of errors that they scored off but that was it.”
However, Mossop knows it’s just one game in a long season and admits there is only one direction the team can now go in.
Mossop added: “To be fair we can only go up.
“There were a lot of positives we felt as a middle unit we stood up but it’s a team game so we’ve got to be solid together we’ll work hard through the week and see where we go.
“We’re going to have to be a lot better [against Wakefield] than we were against Wigan but all we can do is work hard in training and fix the negatives that we found in that game.”

Austin Wilkinson continue to support Salford in 2018

Following the reveal of our 2018 #FourStripes home kit last week we can confirm that Austin Wilkinson will continue to be one of the Clubs major sponsors for the 2018 season.
Austin Wilkinson, who have been involved with the Club since the 1970’s, will continue their support as one of eight major shirt sponsors. Austin Wilkinson will also sponsor Red Devils prop-forward Lee Mossop who is set to return from injury for the beginning of the 2018 season.
James Wilkinson, Managing Director of Austin Wilkinson, said: “How could we not lend our continued support to Salford for the upcoming season.
“There’s a euphoria building and surrounding the Salford Red Devils at the moment with the success of last season which was the best in recent memory.
“We have enjoyed this unrivalled success as a sponsor alongside the fantastic opportunities and exposure our company has received in return. We’re enjoying our involvement with the Club.
“Sponsorship with the Salford Red Devils has been fantastic and never been a journey into the unknown and we’re revelling in our future partnership prospects and sharing future successes together.
“We believe in the Salford Red Devils and what they’re building on and off the field.”
Salford Red Devils CEO, Ian Blease, said: “Austin Wilkinson are the longest-serving of all our commercial partners and have supported this Club no matter what for almost fifty years now.
“We’re extremely grateful for this continued support from such a fantastic company and we’re looking forward to working together throughout 2018.
“Austin Wilkinson are just one of several major sponsors who have stayed on with the Club for the upcoming season which just highlights the strides we are taking off the field as well as on it.
“They will also sponsor Lee Mossop this season who I fully expect to have a fantastic season with us. I know how hard Lee has been working to bounce back from his injury last season and I’m sure the fans and Austin Wilkinson will be delighted with his performances in 2018.”

2018 home kit is an instant hit with supporters

Salford’s 2018 home kit has been an instant hit with Red Devils supporters who took to social media to express their delight at the kit release.
The kit is a reboot of the home jersey worn by Salford between 1986-1988, a period in which current CEO Ian Blease played, and the fans like the trip down memory lane.
Again, the Red Devils have gone for a red kit but the reintroduction of #FourStripes across the front and on the shoulders has pleased fans. #FourStripes can also be seen on the socks while the new Club crest takes pride of place on the shirt.
Major Club partners Applied Nutrition, Austin Wilkinson, Advanced Steel, Mitsubishi, Prowood, Salmon King and Trust Salford all feature on the 2018 kit.
Salford Red Devils CEO, Ian Blease, said: “I’m also particularly fond of the kit as it’s a reboot of one that I proudly wore in the 1980’s.”
Here is some of the social media reaction:


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