Ian Watson – "It will make them better players going forward"

Ian Watson – "It will make them better players going forward"

by | Aug 15, 2017

Red Devils boss Ian Watson feels that his young players have stepped up recently and are improving every week.
Salford have struggled with injuries as of late with Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi out for the season while others have picked up knocks but Watson is pleased with the younger squad members who’ve stepped in.
Watson said: “There are some positives to take from our recent struggles and one of those is definitely the young lads getting some game time.
“Jake Bibby, Ryan Lannon, Daniel Murray have all been great when they’ve stepped in.
“Kriss Brining is back in for us now and he made an impact off the bench against Castleford which was good.
“This experience of playing the top teams at this level of a competition is very intense and it will make them better players going forward.
“Obviously, it’s tough for us at the moment but the young guys in the team are getting their chance and improving every week and next year the squad will be a lot stronger for it.
“Look at Wakefield, for example, they struggled in the Super 8s last season but have benefitted from it this season and are real top four contenders along with ourselves and a handful of other teams.
“All of these players get experience at this level puts us in a better position when we do get more of our senior players back.
“But, the big thing is this year and what we’ve still got left to play for.
“We’ve got a chance of reaching another semi-final with a top four finish and then there’s always the chance of Old Trafford and the Grand Final if we get in that top four.”
Fans are reminded that tickets are now on sale for all Red Devils Super 8s home games against Wakefield, Huddersfield and St Helens. Tickets are also still on sale for Wigan away on Friday night. Supporters are also reminded that their season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home fixtures.

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