Red Devils to focus on character

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Salford Red Devils coach Ian Watson has revealed his club has space for further recruits ahead of 2017.

But in keeping with the club’s new attitude, he says that they will not be signing players who could have the wrong sort of character.

Salford have recruited the likes of Lee Mossop and Lama Tasi so far this off-season, and Watson admitted to League Express that there is room to manoeuvre should the right player become available.

However, they will not just sign players for the sake of it.

“We’ve got space, yes,” Watson told League Express.

“But I’m being cautious about it all. I’m conscious to make sure we get the right characters and they fit in with the Salford environment we’re trying to build.
“We don’t want people who are going to blow our culture apart. They’ve got to be of a better quality than what we’ve had.”

However, Watson did admit that because of the nature of how late their season finished – they only survived in the Million Pound Game – they did miss some targets.

“When we finished there wasn’t a lot around in terms of signings,” he said.

“We missed out on a couple because of where we were, but we’re really happy with what we’ve done.”