Red Devils still chasing Giants forward

Salford will continue their pursuit of Oliver Roberts (pictured) this week.
The Red Devils are hoping to tie down the Ireland international on a loan deal, but have yet to negotiate a deal with Roberts’ parent club, Huddersfield Giants.
Roberts, 25, hasn’t played for the Giants in the opening rounds of the season and has instead played for their dual-registration partner Halifax, for whom he scored a last-minute winning try to help them overcome Sheffield Eagles in their opening game of the season.
Salford are keen to add a forward to their squad and will continue in their quest to do so this week.
They recently suspended their forward Adam Walker for two weeks for unspecified reasons.
Meanwhile Red Devils coach Ian Watson believes that Toronto Wolfpack will shock some opponents this season as they get used to life in Super League.
Watson had to watch his side score two late tries to grab their first win of the 2020 Betfred Super League season on Saturday, getting a 24-16 verdict as the Wolfpack were unlucky to leave the AJ Bell Stadium without any points.
Salford led 16-4 during the second half but they hit back with tries from Gary Wheeler and Brad Singleton to level the game up at 16-16 heading into the final ten minutes. Late scores from Dan Sarginson and Niall Evalds saw Toronto crash to their second successive defeat, but Watson believes they will recover.
“It got a bit nervy towards the end,” said Watson.
“We came away with it in the last ten minutes. It was a really good win for us. Toronto are playing with confidence on the back of last season. They are reasonably set up because they all know each other and how they play.
“They throw the ball about and they challenge you a lot. They obviously tried to test our middles out before throwing the ball around.
“They will cause a few teams problems early doors.”
Watson admitted the game against Toronto in their opening home fixture of the season was a must-win one, despite the campaign only just starting.
“I know it’s only game two, but it was a must-win game for us. We are a new group and we are figuring out what we are about and how we play together. You only truly know that when you start playing games, that’s why it was important for us to have three friendly games to get all the timing issues sorted out.
“When we stick with our processes and our systems we are a good team, but once we start to fatigue and we fall out of them, then we struggle. We need to make sure we keep working on them.”
Watson handed a Super League debut to young hooker Connor Jones, who was recruited in the close-season from Featherstone Rovers.
“He did really well. Connor came in to start the game as I felt we got overrun a bit last week in the middle. He was defensively really solid and gave us a real good start to the game. That is something that Logan (Tomkins) did a lot for us last year, so to see Connor do that against Warrington and Toronto is really pleasing.”