Watson comments on Vidot’s exclusion from Salford team

He has been absent from the Salford team for almost two months: and Salford coach Ian Watson has opened up on Daniel Vidot’s exclusion from the Red Devils side.

Vidot hasn’t played for Salford since the beginning of June, and was again absent as they opened their Qualifiers campaign with a victory against Huddersfield on Sunday.

In the immediate aftermath of that game, Watson fielded questions from the media and was asked about where Vidot was – with Watson confirming he is fit and available for selection.

Vidot, however, has been left out due to Watson insisting his performances had not been up to what he expects from the former Brisbane man.

“He’s available for selection,” Watson told reporters.

“He’ll tell you his performances weren’t up to the standard they should be at.

“We’ve had some chats between myself and Daniel and he’s held his hands up saying he’s not been playing his best rugby.”

Vidot may find it even harder to get back into the Salford team now, with the form of Mason Caton-Brown a real positive for the Red Devils.

Caton-Brown has scored two hat-tricks in his last three games, including one against the Giants on Sunday afternoon.