Watson delighted with Salford progression

Salford boss Ian Watson saw his side win away from home for the first time in 11 months, but played down the importance of breaking their duck.

Instead, Watson focused on the club’s rise into the top eight after defeating Huddersfield 30-12.

Jake Bibby scored twice as the Red Devils moved out of the bottom four for the first time this season, with Watson putting their improved form simply down to time.

“We’ve not even been worried about that (the away form). We’re confident wherever we go whether that will be home or away.

“We’ve played some good teams away from home so far in the early part of the season and in those games, we’ve been really competitive so that wasn’t a problem for us but I suppose it is good to get that monkey off your back but we’re not overly bothered about that.

“A lot of things come down to that. You’re trying to rebuild your team a little bit but we’ve been competitive in all of the games. We just need to build on those performances really. We’ve beat a lot of the teams around us.

On the game, Watson added: “I thought we started well and then went a little scrappy in between we just needed to finish our sets a little better.

“But, in the second half we got that composure when they were having a real purple patch attacking our line and we defended really well, fronted up and we know it was going to turn at some point and we got the rewards at the backend.”