GALLERY: FOSTER JOINS THE RANKS!

View the best images as Matty Foster completed his move to Salford Red Devils.

The former St. Helens man will join up with his new teammates in pre-season, looking to kick-on his promising Betfred Super League career.

After making his debut against Salford back in 2020, Foster has endured a spell of bad luck with injury, but is back fit and firing ahead of 2024 – determined to prove himself at the highest level.

Posing for photos and filming some fun video content for our social channels, the 22-year-old was all smiles on his first day at the Salford Stadium.

Club photographer, Steve McCormick was there to capture everything he got up to:


ON THE DOTTED LINE!

Beginning his media duties with some contract photos.


MAGIC AT HIS FINGERTIPS!

Foster is a hard-working back-rower, but with plenty of skill in reserve.


READY TO GO

After some time on the sidelines, Foster is ready to make an impression.


ONE TO WATCH

A determined character, Foster is certainly one to keep a keen eye on in 2024.


LIKING THE FIT

Repping the famous red and white for the first time.


FAMILIAR TERRITORY

Despite making only a handful of Super League appearances, Foster has faced Salford three times already.


ALL SET!

We’re all excited to see what Matty can bring to the Red Devils next year!


FOSTER: “I’M OVER THE MOON TO BE HERE!”

Matty Foster says he is ‘over the moon’ to be joining Salford Red Devils.

The back-rower will link-up with his new teammates ahead of the 2024 season and becomes our third signing of the window, following Nene Macdonald and Ethan Ryan into the club.

Showing signs of real promise at Saints, Foster will look to continue his development under the guidance of Paul Rowley – someone he credits as a major influence in his decision to make the journey down the M62.

Speaking exclusively to our YouTube channel, he said: “I’m over the moon to be here.

“When Rowls approached me it was a real eye-opener to what I could be achieving in Super League next year.”

“With the knocks I’ve had over the last few years, game time is what I want; and after speaking to Rowley, it’s apparent I would get a bit more game time here than I would at Saints, so it just felt right for me to come.”

Over the last few years, Foster has struggled for fitness with a string of nasty injuries, but he is looking to put all that behind him in 2024.

When asked if he feels ready to push-on with his development, the 22-year-old said: “That’s the plan anyway.

“I just want to be back playing. I want to be playing rugby, that’s what I want to do.”

Enjoying a brief loan spell with Swinton Lions at the back-end of 2023, Foster has reintegrated himself back into some match action, but will be hoping for a injury-free pre-season to fully find his rhythm.

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MATTY FOSTER SIGNS FOR SALFORD RED DEVILS

We are delighted to reveal the signing of Matty Foster on a one-year deal, with the option to extend by a further season.

The 22-year-old becomes our third signing of the window, joining Ethan Ryan and Nene Macdonald at the Salford Stadium.

Predominately a second-row forward, Foster signed for current world champions, St Helens from his amateur club, Blackbrook and spent time in their scholarship programme.

His talent was quickly spotted on international level, where he received a call-up to represent England U16s and the Lancashire Academy.

Foster actually made his debut for Saints against Salford in 2020, but has since been the victim of some unfortunate injury trouble.

Back-to-back ACL injuries and a broken jaw have temporarily halted his exciting progress, but after getting back to full fitness, Foster enjoyed some game time on loan at Saints’ dual-reg side, Swinton Lions.

He will now be hoping to make an impression on Paul Rowley and his coaching staff when we reconvene for pre-season training.

Upon confirmation of his move, Foster has said: “I am thrilled to get this deal over the line and for the opportunity to play for this great club.

“I have always liked the way Salford play their rugby and once Paul Rowley and I had a chat, it was an easy decision to make.

“I am looking forward to the opportunities and to meeting all the players, staff and fans in 2024!”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has also said: “We are delighted that Matty is joining our club.

“He is a very versatile player, which is obviously important within a small squad.

“Everybody who has worked with him – including Kurt, who has previously coached Matty – gives huge praise for his character and commitment to giving everything for the team, which is exactly the type of player we want within our group!”

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease has also added: “I am thrilled to welcome Matty to Salford Red Devils.

“He has had an unfortunate last couple of years with injury, but we are confident he can get back to playing his best rugby at this club.

“Having already represented England at youth level, it is clear he has all the attributes to be a fantastic player and we believe he can realise that potential here.

“I want to welcome Matty and his family to the Red Devils and look forward to working with him in 2024!”

Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to welcome Matty to the club and look forward to seeing him in action very soon.

Join Matty and the rest of the team at the Salford Stadium now by buying your season ticket HERE!

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