Watson slams ’embarrassing’ Devils

Salford’s acting head coach Ian Watson launched a scathing attack towards his team following their shock 41-10 crushing to Bradford Bulls.

The Red Devils became the first team to be defeated by Championship opponents in the Qualifiers, conceding seven tries in the process.

It was a setback for Salford following impressive victories over Wakefield and Leigh in recent weeks, and Watson was quick to criticise his team’s below-par performance.

Rangi Chase scored in Salford’s defeat.

“It’s completely embarrassing really, for everyone associated with the club,” he said.

“It’s an embarrassment for all of us because we expected better. They get a couple of wins and then fall in love with themselves and forget what’s got them there – hard work. Coming away to Bradford is always a tough challenge and we didn’t respond to it.”