Salford strengthen assistant coaching position with two new arrivals

Brian Noble

The makeover at Salford continues, with new coach Brian Noble selecting the assistants he wants at his club, appointing former Hull FC and Castleford assistant coach Andy Hay and Stuart Donlan, a former Leigh Centurions, Castleford Tigers and Halifax fullback as his assistants.

With the club on the lookout for a new assistant after the departure of Sean Long who is now at Wigan, the duo join the club, with coach Brian Noble impressed by what they can bring to the table for the club.

“Both come to us with an excellent pedigree. We are virtually up to where we should be now with the strength of our backroom team,” said Noble.

“Both are straight into it now and it will allow us to spend more time working with individuals.

“This team does have a bit of catching up to do on the coaching front and the more resources we can throw at that, the quicker we will improve.”

With Salford owner Marwan Koukash putting forth the funds available for Noble and his new assistants, the coach says that whilst there are targets in mind, there is nothing concrete on player signings yet.

“It’s difficult to recruit in-season,” Noble said.

“The people that we bring in need to complement and improve on the ones we’ve got in there.

“I suppose we could find some people that may help with numbers if I thought it was a numbers thing but there are some people I haven’t had a look at yet that probably deserve a crack before them.

“It’s important that we hold our nerve. We’re on a journey and all the right decisions need to be made.”

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