Wells joins hometown club
Jack Wells has joined his hometown club Salford Red Devils, ahead of the 2021 season.
Wells said: “When I watched Salford players walkout before a match as a young fan, I’d look at them and was in awe. The thought of doing that myself is surreal.
“I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career and to do that at my hometown club really means a lot.
“I was one of those kids, looking up to the players when I went to watch Salford with my brother and my dad.
“I was a season ticket holder for ten years and it was players like Andy Coley and Stuart Littler who inspired me to start my career, so hopefully I can be in the position that they were.”
Wells made his Super League debut for Wigan Warriors at the age of 18, after representing Salford-based amateur club Folly Lane at junior level.
Salford Red Devils head coach Richard Marshall said: “Jack’s a player who is well suited to the modern game.
“The first time we met, he mentioned what it would mean to play for his hometown team.
“I hope he can inspire many future local players to represent our club and I’m sure that will give him a bit of extra motivation, as we go into preseason.”
Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “Having people like Jack in the squad, who have a deep personal connection with the Club, is a huge positive for us.
“He now joins Kallum Watkins, as another Salford season ticket holder in the side and I believe that can serve as a powerful inspiration to every young supporter in the crowd.
“He also offers a lot on the field and with the assistance of our medical team, I am excited to see what he can bring to our pack at peak condition.”