Tangata won’t leave Halifax, says Marshall

Richard Marshall has confirmed that Adam Tangata will remain at Halifax.

The Cook Island forward has been in fantastic form for Fax this season, earning numerous plaudits for his performances this year.

Salford Red Devils have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old for almost 12 months, with reports resurfacing recently that the Super League side had renewed their interest in him.

However, Marshall insists he will remain at The Shay.

“Adam is under contract, so he couldn’t go anyway,” Marshall told TotalRL.

“He’s been one of our most consistent performers this year, so why would we let him go? He’s keen here anyway and doesn’t want to go. If players are playing well they are going to attract attention, but these players want to be at Halifax, so I don’t think there is anything in that.”

Marshall is also confident that Halifax can keep hold of Steve Tyrer. The prolific goal-kicker, who this week confirmed he will miss the rest of the season with an arm injury, is out of contract at the end of the season. However, the Halifax chief is optimistic that the long-serving centre will extend his stay at the club.

Meanwhile, Marshall confirmed that it is unlikely that Fax will recruit further ahead of Friday’s deadline and is keen to hand opportunities to some of the club’s youngest stars after impressing in the reserves.

“With our situation at the moment, I don’t think we are as attractive a proposition as other clubs. We have spoken to a few players, but I’m really hesitant to bring someone in. We’ve got to stick with what we have got and we are working well with our recruitment for next season. I’m going to look at our existing reserve grade, because if I don’t then what is the point in having one? We’ll look to use some of those young players.”