Watson fumes at fourth loss in a row

Salford Red Devils coach Ian Watson has warned his side he will wield the axe and make changes to his side after watching them slump to a fourth successive loss on Sunday.

The Red Devils’ strong start has now faded, and the club has lost four games in a row after their 23-16 defeat at home to Hull FC.

Salford now break from league action for this weekend’s Challenge Cup tie against Rochdale Hornets. But Watson has told his under-performing players to expect to be left out.

“After that performance, there will need to be changes,” he said.

“We need to re-shape; not the way we play but some individual mentalities.

“Junior Sa’u will come back and Tyrone McCarthy came back into the squad this week, so we are getting more experience back. Lee Mossop is not too far away and Greg Johnson is getting closer.

“We have people to come back, but the guys who are playing should be taking their opportunities and not leaving it for me to make that choice.

“At the moment I feel like I have to make the choice and that’s the problem. We have said the same thing over the last four weeks. We are not saying the same things again next week. We will be making changes.”

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