Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds United Front ; Show of Strength before Potential Investors Crucial to Salford's Hopes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds United Front ; Show of Strength before Potential Investors Crucial to Salford's Hopes

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COACH Phil Veivers has issued a New Year rallying call for mass solidarity among all parties to try and secure Salford Reds' future.

Players, coaches, club bosses and fans must remain positive, stay calm and stick together according to Veivers who is busy preparing his team for Sunday's pre-season clash with Swinton at Barton.

Veivers said it is an ideal opportunity for the Reds to rally, show their fighting spirit and hopefully benefit from their pleas for help.

Veivers told MEN Sport: "It really is all about solidarity - it's so important and so vital. It's the key to everything We are back in training and ready to go Sunday.

"We are busy preparing for the new season.

"We have to stick together until we know something for definite about the club's future.'With potential new investors likely to be in attendance at Sunday's game, the Forever Reds supporters group feel it is vitally important for fans to turn out in numbers and show just how much they care for the club.

Chair person Shirley Bradshaw, who is among those spearheading the campaign to keep Reds afloat, has appealed for a sizeable show of strength.

Coach Veivers has also stressed the importance of a good turnout.

"We need to issue our own big positive statement of intent at the game on Sunday,'said Shirley. "This is a perfect opportunity for people to really get behind the club and prove a point to new investors. The message we must send out is to show how much we care for our club.

"A good crowd could just be the thing needed at this stage to persuade someone out there to become involved and take the club forward.

"When Salford played their final ever game at the Willows, a 10,00 crowd turned out for what was an historic occasion. That gate proved the interest and the passion is there. We desperately need another positive response from people on Sunday. …

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