Salford Red Devils have today confirmed the signings of former Widnes forward Adam Lawton as well as Jansin Turgut who, after featuring for Ian Watson’s team towards the end of the 2018 campaign, has extended his stay with the club.
25-year-old Lawton is a back-rower who, after making his Super League debut with his hometown club in 2014, scored an impressive nine tries in fifteen appearances. After that, he proceeded to enjoy a spell in Australia with Redcliffe Dolphins, a Queensland Cup team coached by former Catalans star Adam Mogg. His deal with Salford marks a return for Lawton to professional rugby league, something he told the media he was looking forward to. “I’m really excited to get back into a professional environment here at Salford and starting pre-season training this week,” he told the club’s official website. “I’m also grateful to Salford, Ian Watson and Ian Blease for giving me an opportunity to showcase what I’m all about in the Betfred Super League,” he added.
The club also confirmed that Turkey international captain Turgut had penned a new deal with the club after joining on a short-term deal at the end of 2018. After being released from the rest of his deal from Hull FC at the end of July, he joined Salford shortly after and went on to make two appearances from the interchange bench. “He showed a desire, attitude and hunger to perform for the Club which made us want to keep him on for the 2019 season,” Salford’s director of rugby and operations Ian Blease told the media. “Jansin is a young middle with Betfred Super League experience who when coming in at The Qualifiers stage last year showed glimpses of his versatility, ability & aggression,” club head coach Watson added.