Salford must still do their job, as well as support Jansin Turgut

Salford coach Ian Watson says his side must still get their jobs done, despite the distraction of the suffering of former team-mate Jansin Turgut.

Jackson Hastings wore a tribute to Turgut in the narrow Magic Weekend defeat to Hull KR at Anfield, after the recently released forward suffered considerable injuries in a fall in Ibiza last week.

Turgut, 23, was released by Salford earlier this month after making 10 appearances due to an “off field” incident for “conduct (that) was unacceptable.”

His mother Carole reported a positive update on Monday, saying that the Turkey international has woken up and is responding.

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised to help cover his medical bills.

Speaking after the Magic Weekend defeat, Watson said: “It’s a tough situation for everybody, no one wants to be in a situation like that ever. Our thoughts are with Jansin and his family at this time but we’re there to support him, we’ve got a job to do.

“For us, we needed to come here and look after our own job which was to come here, fight hard and get the points and we failed to do that.

“Regardless of what Jansin’s facing and what we’re facing as a club, they’re two separate things and we need to treat them like that.”

Salford have a weekend off due to being out of the Challenge Cup.

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