Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Koukash Calls for Salford Fans to Back His Red Devils Vision

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Koukash Calls for Salford Fans to Back His Red Devils Vision

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SALFORD owner Marwan Koukash says he wants to see a significant increase in season ticket sales for next season in the coming weeks, writes NEIL BARKER.

Sales figures are down compared to this time last year hence Koukash's latest rallying call.

A dip in attendances at the AJ Bell Stadium is also a concern for the Salford owner, who feels his club and team will be stronger and better prepared for next year.

"A Super League club definitely needs bigger gates than 3,000," said Koukash. "In my opinion, a Super League club is more than 3,000 at the gate. Season ticket sales for next year have been slow and I again urge local people to come forward and support the club.

"I loved my sport and have no intention of leaving Salford - once a Devil, always a Devil - but I cannot force rugby league on the people of Salford. …

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