Watson praises Vidot in Salford win against Widnes

Salford Red Devils coach Ian Watson says that star winger Daniel Vidot will “only get better” after his two-try heroics helped them to a potentially crucial win against Widnes Vikings.

In the opening game of the 2016 Magic Weekend, it was Vidot’s late try which secured an 18-12 victory, one that narrows the gap between Salford and the top eight after their six-point deduction earlier this season.

And Watson took time to praise Vidot post-match, saying he’s delighted with how he’s got going in a Salford shirt after several months out with injury.

“He’s working hard on his match fitness and he’s not fully there with his shoulder strength yet, but he put his hand up to play and he’s working hard: he’ll only get better,” Watson said.

“He wasn’t sparkling in his first two games, but he was obviously better here. He’ll improve as the season goes on.

“He just needs to get match fit and get used to the speed and physicality of the game.”

Watson also insisted Salford’s win was a potentially vital one.

“It’s a good win for us – it was crucial we got back on the horse,” he said.

“We made ourselves do a lot of defending but we were confident we could come through if we got into it and let our halves manage the game properly.”