Salford duo go on loan to Sheffield
Salford Red Devils duo Jon Ford and Will Hope have joined Kingstone Press Championship club Sheffield Eagles on season-long loan deals.
Ford, 21, a centre or winger, and second-row forward Hope, who turned 21 yesterday, have both been included in Brian Noble's First Utility Super League squad for 2014 but are well down the pecking order at Salford.
Sheffield coach Mark Aston said: "It's great that Jon and Will have agreed to join us for the 2014 season. They are both big, tough players and will certainly add some firepower and depth to our squad.
"Brian Noble rates them very highly and knows they need game time with a top club to help them develop. Coming to the Eagles will allow them to do that."