Young Wigan fullback signs loan deal with Salford

Jack Murphy

When you happen to be the understudy to perhaps the best fullback in the English Super League, game time is often hard to come by – and for young Wigan fullback Jack Murphy, that has been realised, so in order to gain first-team experience, the youngster has signed a 1-month loan deal with the Salford City Reds.

Training with his new team-mates today, Wigan have allowed the youngster to play against them during his loan-spell at Salford.

“Jack will be in the squad,” said Salford coach Phil Veivers.

“I’ve watched him develop. He’s a fine player and has been a good understudy to Sam Tomkins for the last 18 months.”

For Murphy, he is excited at the opportunity with Salford and goes to his new club eager for first-team opportunities.

“This is a good chance for me to get some first-team games under my belt,” he said.

“I am looking forward to meeting the Salford boys and competing for a place in the side.”

Wigan have given Murphy their best wishes in the loan move to Salford, with Wigan’s Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski, giving his blessing.

“This loan move is a great opportunity for Jack to gain some more Super League experience and we are more than happy for him to head to Salford on a one-month loan deal.

“We have an excellent relationship with the Reds and their head coach Phil Veivers and we feel this deal will benefit all parties.”

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