Michael Dobson: Salford Red Devils signing targets trophies

Michael Dobson
Michael Dobson joined Hull KR and captained the club before leaving at the end of last season

Michael Dobson says his decision to join Salford was motivated by the ambition for success at the club.

The 28-year-old Australian has agreed a four-year deal from the start of 2015.

The Red Devils currently lie 11th in Super League but the former Hull KR captain is predicting a bright future.

"With a full pre-season under my belt and with the squad they've already got, we can really push forward as a club and hopefully win some trophies," the half-back told BBC Radio Manchester.

Leeds winger Ben Jones-Bishop and Castleford forward Weller Hauraki have also agreed to join Salford next season, while New Zealand international full-back Kevin Locke is set to link up with the club early, having originally signed a deal commencing in 2015.

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Salford ambition convinced Dobson

Dobson returned to his native Australia at the end of the 2013, joining NRL side Newcastle Knights after nearly six years with Hull KR.

He appeared in their first five matches of the 2014 season but has not featured for their first team since the start of April.

"It's probably not what I was expecting when I came back but I've still enjoyed myself in terms of being back involved in the NRL," said Dobson.

"Things haven't quite worked out the way I expected them to. It's not to be and you just move forward."

Dobson also revealed several clubs were interested in signing him, although leaving Australia immediately did not appeal as his wife is due to give birth to their child in the next few weeks.

However, he does not feel it will be a problem for him to settle back into life in England.

"I know the competition so well and I know what to expect in terms of moving my family there, because I was only there a year ago," he added.

"It's going to be pretty easy to slot back in and I'm really looking forward to getting over there."

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