Salford City sign long-term shirt sponsorship deal with Soccer Saturday's Super 6 game
Last Updated: 02/07/17 3:45pm
Free-to-play prediction game Soccer Saturday Super 6 has struck a new long-term deal to become the shirt sponsor of Salford City FC.
The National League North club, which recently announced that its players and management will go full-time, has enjoyed a rapid rise since being taken over by several members of Manchester United's 'Class of '92' - including Sky Sports' Gary Neville - at the beginning of the 2014/15 season.
Salford narrowly missed out on promotion into the National League last season after a play-off defeat to Halifax Town but had previously achieved back-to-back promotions to edge closer to their dream of a place in the Sky Bet EFL.
Stadium plans which were given the green light by the council in December 2016 are currently being brought to life, with Moor Lane set to boast four covered stands and a 500-capacity social club.
Hailing the new deal, co-owner and former United captain Gary Neville said: "It's fantastic for the club. A few years ago when we came into Salford we recognised we wanted to try and align ourselves with fantastic partners and everyone knows Super 6, they're very prominent on the Soccer Saturday show we all love.
"It's great that we're able to put this long-term partnership together."
Salford City chairman Karen Baird said: "The sponsorship is a massive deal for our level, for such a big company to get involved with us is brilliant.
"For the last few years we've had local sponsors, but Super 6 are a great fit, as a well-known company established within the footballing industry.
"The sponsorship has already allowed us to continue to grow and bring in a better level of player ahead of the new season and beyond."
Salford City joint-manager Anthony Johnson added: "The Super 6 deal shows how far the football club has come in the last two-and-a-half years."
Super 6 spokesman Edwin Martin said: "We're absolutely delighted to be linking up with Salford City at such an important part of their journey.
"The club has been going from strength to strength on and off the pitch with their vision and ambition being a big attraction for us as a new sponsor.
"We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship between Super 6 and Salford City."