Salford focused on keeping Jackson Hastings and Bevan French quiet, says Ian Watson

Salford coach Ian Watson says his side specifically targeted playmakers Jackson Hastings and Bevan French in their win over Wigan.

The Red Devils came from being 14-2 at half-time to comeback and win 18-14 against the Warriors at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night.

Watson said: “I thought it was a great performance by the boys.

“We had some honest words at half-time as a team – we were way off.

“We stuck to what we’d spoken about at half-time in the second half. We played the right way and stopped making stuff up.

“We did a bit of extra training focused on Jackson Hastings and Bevan French – we know Jacko inside out.

“We had a plan to cope with him. I thought Dan Sarginson won us the game with a big tackle on Bevan French at the end. He was superb.

“I’ve seen enough this season to know we can be a good team. It’s about keeping things simple and people doing their jobs.

“We have got a lot of building to do but now we have to back up next week. If we play how we train, we will be successful.”

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