Iain Thornley joins Salford

Iain Thornley in action for Wigan
Iain Thornley in action for Wigan

WIGAN Warriors centre Iain Thornley has joined Salford until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old has been limited to just 10 appearances for the Warriors in the last two years.

It has been a torrid time for him with the injuries and we are happy to see him come through it and get back out on the field

Kris Radlinski

His last outing came over a year ago in the 2014 Good Friday Derby win over St Helens where he tore a pectoral muscle.

Having regained fitness, Thornley then suffered a cruel knee injury in September whilst training that ruled him out for another nine months.

After major surgery and a lengthy recovery process, he has now worked his way back to full fitness and has played on dual-registration at Workington Town recently scoring one try in three outings.

Explaining the move, Wigan’s Rugby Director Kris Radlinski said: “Iain has shown a fantastic attitude throughout the past 15 months. It has been a torrid time for him with the injuries and we are happy to see him come through it and get back out on the field.

“Unfortunately for Iain he now finds himself behind several first team players who have come in and taken their chance with the likes of Anthony Gelling, Dan Sarginson, John Bateman and Joel Tomkins all impressing in the centre position and Oliver Gildart banging on the door too.”