Salford confirm Taylor signing

Wigan's Scott Taylor is tackled
Wigan's Scott Taylor is tackled

WIGAN have received a fee from Salford after allowing prop Scott Taylor to join them for 2015.

It is understood the prop has already agreed a deal to join Hull FC the following season.

The 23-year-old was told he could leave after falling down the pecking order last season.

Gil Dudson is also set to go following the capture of props Taulima Tautai (Wakefield), Larne Patrick (Huddersfield) and Lee Mossop.

Warriors haven’t revealed how much the Red Devils have paid to secure the loan services of Taylor, who wanted to leave to return to Hull for family reasons.

Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “We have been speaking with the player for several months after he made it clear that he wanted to leave, preferably a year earlier than contracted, to return to the Hull area for family reasons.

“With Lee Mossop recently returning to the club and an array of quality prop forwards now at our disposal, we are confident in the squad we have for the 2015 season.

“We have been able to negotiate a satisfactory transfer fee for a player who would otherwise have left for nothing in 12 months’ time.

“We have worked well with Marwan Koukash at Salford to achieve a mutually satisfactory conclusion to this difficult matter and wish Scott Taylor well”.

Salford coach Iestyn Harris, the former Wigan No.2, said: “We are delighted to have signed Scott on loan for 2015, it’ll be great to be working with him again.

“He has a fantastic temperament and has great potential to go far in the game. At 23, he has a wealth of Super League experience, including Challenge Cup and Grand Final appearances, so he brings a lot to the team.

“When I first heard that I had another opportunity to work with Scott I was overjoyed and I think he’ll be the final piece of the jigsaw for our 2015 Season.”