Salford desperate to sign Jackson on permanent deal

Jackson Hatings

Jackson Hastings is a wanted man at Salford Red Devils and their head coach Ian Watson is desperate to keep ahold of the star man.

Hastings was again impressive when Salford thrashed Halifax in the recent Super 8 Qualifiers game, Salford won 62-4.

The Red Devils signed the former Sydney Roosters and Manly Sea Eagles half-back in mid-July on a deal until the end of the season. Manly released the Australian in June and since coming to England he has been on of the most consistent best performers for Salford.

The 22-year-old ended up scoring two of the 12 tries that was scored against Championship side Halifax. A lot is resting on whether Salford can guarantee top flight rugby to whether they can sign Hastings on a permanent deal.

On whether the club can keep hold of the talented player, Watson said: “Time will tell if we can keep Jackson but we have asked the club to give us the best shot we can of doing so. He’s really keen on us securing our Super League future before moving forward.

“There will be other clubs looking at him and want to have a little look at him now whereas they probably didn’t before because of his reputation.

“We did our homework on Jackson, spoke to an awful lot of people over in Australia, and they all gave us really positive feedback on him.

“We were happy to take that punt and it’s to our benefit at the moment. Hopefully we can keep him.”



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