Harris refuses to give up on the top eight

Salford Red Devils coach Iestyn Harris is refusing to concede his side will be in the middle eights come a few weeks time – and says his time will keep going.

The 34-28 defeat at Hull KR cut the Red Devils further adrift in the race for the top eight, and with them losing their game in hand, they seem to be destined for the battle to stay in Super League with the Championship’s best later this year.

But Harris says that although it will be tough to fight their way into the eight, Salford will keep going – adding that his team are “devastated” after the defeat.

“Until it’s mathematlcally not possible, you’ve got to keep going, although it’s obviously going to be extremely difficult,” Harris said.

“It’s very tough to take,” he added. “We worked desperately hard and showed some real desire to get back into it.

“We were looking strong and I thought we would kick on and sneak it so to concede from the kick off, the players are devastated, as I am.

“It’s a cruel game but at the start of the second half we were loose defensively and that enabled them to snatch the game at the end.”