Salford have made an appointment to the club’s holding company board.

Dr Janice Allen is the deputy dean of Salford Business School at the city’s university and will work with the club to build its partnership with the the educational institution.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the holding board of Salford Red Devils and supporting their fantastic performance both on the pitch and in our community.

“I can’t wait to see what we can achieve with the University of Salford and Salford Red Devils working in partnership.”

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Salford director Paul King said: “We’re really pleased to have Janice joining the holding board.

“It’s an important part of our identity as a community club, that we strengthen the links between ourselves and other organisations in the area.

“We already cooperate with the University across a number of initiatives and hope that Janice can help us grow this partnership further, as well as proving to be an asset through her own expertise in other areas.”