O’Brien: Watson wants team players at Salford

Salford fullback Gareth O’Brien says head coach Ian Watson has been keen to bring in players who will give their all for the team.

Salford have brought in a number of new faces ahead of the new season, including Kris Brining, Lee Mossop and Lama Tasi.

The goal is to create a tight-knit side who are willing to put in the hard yards on and off the field.

“He is big on bringing blokes in who are going to work hard for the team and they’re not just an individual,” O’Brien told Love Rugby League.

“He prides us on being a real tight bunch who’ll just work hard for each other.”

Brining moved from League 1’s York City Knights whilst Tasi has re-joined after a year at St Helens. Mossop arrived from champions Wigan.

“Kris has been really quick out of dummy half these last two friendlies,” O’Brien said.

“Lama knows the place pretty well he’s been here before.

“He’s slotted in no problem.”

Salford continued their pre-season with a narrow 13-6 victory against Championship side Halifax on Sunday.

O’Brien, who missed the game with a concussion suffered against Rochdale, was impressed by Fax.

“I thought it was a really tough game,” he said.

“Halifax were a really resilient and they defended really well.

“We threw a lot of attacking shapes at them and they stood strong.”

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