Super League: Salford City Reds bring in Ryan McGoldrick and Rhys Williams
Last Updated: 31/01/13 6:32pm
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Salford coach Phil Veivers has strengthened his squad ahead of Friday's Super League opener against Wigan with two more signings.
The City Reds, whose takeover by millionaire racehorse owner Marwan Koukash is set to be confirmed at a press conference on Thursday, have taken on former Castleford utility back Ryan McGoldrick and signed Warrington winger Rhys Williams on a month's loan.
McGoldrick, 32, had a brief spell at Hull towards the end of last season after being released by Castleford but was not offered a new contract and joins Salford as a free agent.
"He'll be very useful for the youngsters at our club," said Veivers. "He's a quality player who can fill a number of positions."
Wales international Williams, 23, spent two months on loan to Castleford last season before returning to the Wolves, for whom he recently signed a new two-year contract.
McGoldrick and Williams have been named in Veivers' initial 19-man squad, along with 20-year-old full-back Jack Murphy, who has joined Salford on a month's loan from Wigan, and former St Helens second rower Andrew Dixon, who will also make his Reds debut.
But former Wigan centre Martin Gleeson, who has agreed a two-year contract with Salford, will miss out on reunion with his old club after picking up a calf injury in training.