Adam Walker has described his experience of the Betfred Super League Grand Final, after Salford Red Devils walked out in front of 64,102 people at old Trafford.
A record TV audience tuned in to see the title decider between the Red Devils and the Scotland international’s former club St Helens.
“It was unbelievable, especially on my first year back. We’re a group of misfits, it’s unbelievable what everyone can do together,” said Walker.
“Because I’m on the bench, you start off watching the game, and you try and channel the energy, but you don’t want to blow yourself out.”
He added: “Watto said in the dressing room afterwards, how important it is for players coming in to see this and look up to what we’ve done. Here we are and we’re winning.
“It was a tough game, but we did dig in there. We got a few decisions against us, but we still dug deep to try and win. It’s going to be tough next season, but we know how to win games now.”
“I think that people are going to write us off again, but that’s what we like. Salford is all about that, proving people wrong, that’s what we’re good at.”
Walker has been included in the Scotland squad for their 2021 World Cup qualifying campaign, starting on October 26, when they host Serbia at Lochinch (Police Ground), Glasgow.
He will then return to Salford for his first full preseason with the club, after joining in January 2019.
Speaking on his first season at the club, Walker said: “Watto and Ian Blease have given me so much support. The lads have helped me settle in, and their support has made me feel welcome.
“We’re not a big club, we’re a club that works harder than everyone else.
“You get clubs, that when you sign for them, you just think, ‘yes, this suits me perfectly.’ I think there’s a lot of players that come here and think they want to work hard for each other.
“We were losing games at one point in the season, but we stuck with it and worked hard to turn it around.
“I knew Watto before I came. I know what he’s about because I used to play for him. That’s what attracted me to the club. I had other offers at the time, but I wanted to play with Watto and the lads.”
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