Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce Andy Ackers has signed a new four-year contract at the Club, keeping him in Red and White until 2026.
Despite the whole team making significant progress across last season, the 29-year-old was by far a stand-out performer for Paul Rowley’s side.
Ackers follows his teammates in the spine, Brodie Croft and Ryan Brierley by committing his long-term future to the Red Devils. Their relationship – alongside Marc Sneyd at scrum-half – was a key part of our run to the Betfred Super League semi-final in 2022.
Rowley – as a former hooker himself – has worked closely with our number nine and will undoubtably have had a massive impact on his performances. Notably, Ackers’ deception and maturity has shone through – showcasing his fully skillset at club and international level.
Reacting to his contract extension, Ackers has said: “I am made up to have my future sorted with Salford. The decision was a no brainier; I love the lads and the staff here – it feels like home!”
“I am looking forward to getting stuck in to the games now and working hard in the new season. I want to thank the players, the staff and my management team for getting this sorted.”
Head Coach, Paul Rowley has also added: “I worked with Andy for several years now and have watched him mature into a fantastic player.
“He’s worked tremendously hard with drive and determination to achieve his goals whilst having a selfless team-first mentality.
“Andy is a great player and a fantastic team mate. The environment is 100% a better place with Andy in it!”
Ian Blease, Salford’s Director of Rugby and Operations, has also said: “I am now so pleased we have managed to extend Andy’s contract for a further three years.
“Off the back off Brodie’s signature last week, I stated we are committed to keep our quality players at the club and again Andy’s signature epitomises our commitments.
“Andy has developed immensely as a player at our club since we signed him in 2020, and he got his rewards by making his England debut last season.
“Andy’s drive and ambition and his will to win is what we are looking to build our team around, I am delighted he has agreed to stay at the Red Devils.”
Ackers is the latest in a long line of people who have committed their long-term future to the Club. Have you? Buy your 2023 season ticket HERE!