Injuries pressure youngsters, says Harris

Salford Red Devils coach Iestyn Harris believes their massive injury crisis has heaped pressure on the club’s young players during a testing time.

Without the likes of Rangi Chase, Michael Dobson and other key players due to injury and suspension, the Red Devils have blooded a number of young talents in recent weeks.

Theo Fages is one youngster who has been tasked with the responsibility of guiding the team around the field, and whilst Harris admits he’s done well, he says that Salford have to keep winning.

He said: “If you think that at the start of the season our starting 1, 6, 7 and 9 are all out at the moment – that’s the heartbeat of your side.

“To have those senior personnel out puts a lot of pressure on the younger members of your squad. Someone like Theo Fages has done well though; he’s learning how to manage a team and it’s a great learning experience for him.

“However we’ve got to keep winning games whilst he’s learning.”