Brodie Croft admits that he has been dreaming of winning a Super League title with Salford following his remarkable debut season in England.
Croft, 25, won the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel award in 2022, and was involved in 32 tries – including an impressive 25 assists.
He became only the second Salford player to ever win the award – alongside Jackson Hastings – having quickly established himself a fan favourite at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Despite recording arguably his best individual season as a player, Croft says he has to move on and restart his goals and drives, which includes winning some silverware under Paul Rowley.
Brodie Croft “dreaming” of Super League glory
“I’ve got to sort of put that season aside now,” Croft told Love Rugby League.
“You can sit there all you like and think about how good it was, but that’s not going to help you with your form this year. It’s about resetting myself, resetting my goals and what I want to get out of this season.
“Certainly one of those drives is silverware. Everyone’s going to say that, you’d be silly not to.
“Every team is going to say that they want some silverware, but that’s certainly a driving force for us. That’s where I’m at. Resetting and setting my goals, my drive and my purpose.
“Every Super League club’s ultimate goal is win a Premiership. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t dreamt of winning a Premiership here at Salford.
“That would be something special. We’ve now got to go out there and work hard each week to go and make it happen. That starts round one at Leigh.
“There’s great belief in this group. We saw glimpses last year of what we’re capable of and if we can get some consistency about that in this year, it’s exciting to see what we’re capable of achieving this year.”
Brodie Croft on contract negotiations
Croft enters his final year of his two-year contract with Salford, and will have undoubtedly received some attention during the off-season.
However, the half-back insists he leaves the off-field business to his manager, allowing him to concentrate on his on-field performances.
“The beauty of having a manager, he kind of deals with a lot of that sort of stuff,” Croft said on his contract.
“And when he feels like it’s time to come to the table with deals, he can do that when he feels it’s right.
“I’ve told him to kind of deal with that and put everything on the table and then come to me and we’ll speak from there.
“We haven’t spoken too much as of late. But I know he’s been doing work in the background. When he feels the time is right to come to me, we’ll talk and go from there.
“I’m a big believer, and I think most people will be as well, that if you create a good environment around you, you’re going to do your best in whatever you do.
“When you’re happy off the field, that’s when a lot of the on-field success comes off the back of it. I was fortune that I had a really good environment last year and I’m trying to build the same again this year.”