IAN WATSON | “WE KNEW WE HAD TO RESPECT LONDON”

Salford Red Devils head coach Ian Watson highlighted the importance of his team respecting their opponents in Sunday’s victory over London Broncos.

The Red Devils scored 10 tries in the 58-28 win in the capital.

Watson Said: “Every game is a big game for us now, especially coming towards the back end when we want to make sure we can give ourselves an opportunity to get in the play-offs as well, so that was a big result for us.

“We knew we had to respect London. Teams have come here this year and been turned over.

“We didn’t want to be one of the teams that came here and got beat, so we knew we had to turn up with the right kind of attitude and the right kind of effort in the right areas.”

Salford came into the match off the back of a break in the fixture list, which allowed the team to travel to Ireland for a midseason camp.

“We got a little bit of time away as a group, which is good for the players to get to know each other away from rugby, rather than constantly being on the training field,” said Watson.

“It gave us a bit of team bonding before the back end of this season, so hopefully that can carry us through.

“Obviously putting on 58 points here, which no other team has done against London, is a big one for us.”

The victory put Salford one place from the play-offs in the Super League table.

Watson said: “We’re just going to take it one game at a time at the moment.

“We’ve got a big game next week against Huddersfield, who we were wounded by last time.

“They came off the back of a big defeat. They had the same kind of comments as what came out of the the game they’ve just had and then they came up to our place and turned us over.

“We don’t want a repeat performance of that this week, so we need to look at our own preparation this week to be ready for that Huddersfield one.”

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