Deon Cross confident Salford can bounce back from recent form

Deon Cross

Salford centre Deon Cross says the squad has the confidence to switch their recent run of form.

Paul Rowley’s side have won just one game in their last six fixtures, including their Challenge Cup defeat to Wigan at the DW Stadium.

The Red Devils have claimed three wins so far this season against Toulouse, Castleford and their most recent victory over Leeds at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford and Warrington have both had an extra week to prepare for their clash with last week’s Challenge Cup, and Cross says his side are confident in a successful run.

Deon Cross confident in Salford’s ability

“I think we have to look for a bit more consistency,” Cross told Love Rugby League.

“The self belief is in the squad. We’ve talked about that all week. 

“The confidence is there and the coach is always backing us. They give us that confidence as well, especially me as a player. 

“Paul Rowley and the coaching staff have been great for me and give me that confidence going into each and every game.

“Warrington will be a really tough game. 

“They’re obviously in a bit of a rough patch at the moment so they’ll be looking to bounce back as well as we are after the result against Wakefield. It’s going to be a good game.”

Cross on Super League chance

Cross, 25, made the step up to Super League with Salford ahead of the 2022 campaign from Widnes. He began his professional career at Rochdale before joining Barrow in 2019 for one season.

He made the switch to Widnes ahead of the 2020 season, and always dreamed of playing Super League.

The winger-turned-centre has been relishing his chances, grabbing the opportunity with both hands.

“I feel like it’s a club who provides opportunities and I’m so grateful for them to give me that Super League opportunity,” he said.

“I had that thought of never getting that, but Salford has given me that opportunity to play each week.

“There’s so much talent in the Championship at the moment. Especially on Monday nights now being on TV. There’s so much talent in that division.

“I think clubs should just look. All guys like myself and Frankie (Halton), they just want that opportunity and now they have got it, they grab it with both hands.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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