Gene Ormsby impressing on Salford trial

James Gordon

Former Warrington and Huddersfield winger Gene Ormsby has been “first class” since joining Salford on trial, says coach Ian Watson.

Ormsby, 25, was released by the Giants at the start of the season after a difficult two year spell at the John Smith’s Stadium where he was restricted to just four appearances.

Watson told the club’s official website: “Gene’s been training with us now and he’s been first class to be fair since he came in his attitude has been really good.

“We just wanted to have a little look at Gene because we are short in the outside backs.

“Gene had been released by Huddersfield and I’d known Gene from Warrington and obviously Gareth O’Brien and Tyrone (McCarthy) know him as well and there were a couple of players who gave him really big raps to be fair at Huddersfield about how he’s really knuckled down.

“We’ll see how the trial goes at first.”

Salford have been weakened in the outside backs by the injury to Manu Vatuvei, but Watson has been working with a reduced budget following the departure of Marwan Koukash at the end of last season and the subsequent takeover in the off-season.