Salter commits future to Robins
Liam Salter will be a Robin until at least the end of 2017 having signed an extended contract with the club.
The 20 year-old, who is a product of the club’s academy system, was already contracted for next season but has agreed a further three years on top of that. Regarded as one of the brightest young centres in the game, Salter has a promising career ahead of him and is delighted that his future lies with the red and whites.
“The club approached me with regards to extending my deal and I had no hesitation in signing it,” he said. “I’ve grown up supporting the club and to have the opportunity to play here is a real honour for me.
“To be honest, contracts are not something I worry about too much. All I concentrate on is playing well and continuing to improve and I think the rest then takes care of itself. I’m probably a bit further on than where I thought I’d be in terms of my development and have played a lot more games this year than I expected to.
“I think I had a steady season and went okay but obviously there are areas of my game that I need to work on. Now that my long-term future is sorted I’ll keep working hard and hopefully continue my improvement as a player.”
Rovers’ Head Coach Craig Sandercock was happy with Salter’s progress in 2013 and believes that he has the potential to become a great player for Robins.
“Liam has come a long way this year,” he said. “He’s someone who we probably didn’t think would play every week. We knew that he was a good, solid player and that we might get 10 games out of him. But he really exceeded all expectations this year and if he has a big pre-season and works on the areas we’ve identified for him to improve upon then we’re really confident that Liam will be a great player for this club for many years to come.
“His first challenge is to put on some weight as he’s still young and is coming up against some big blokes. The second challenge is to train hard and make sure that he continues to show the good form he produced for us in 2013. I’m confident that Liam will do that as his attitude is outstanding. I’ve coached many young kids during my time and his attitude is as good as any that I’ve come across previously.”
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