Salford assistant coach Danny Orr says his side have the belief to “beat anybody” as the Red Devils all-but secured their spot in the Super League play-offs.
Paul Rowley’s Salford jumped up to fifth in the Super League table following their dominant 50-10 victory over Castleford. It saw the side overtake Leeds following their away defeat to Catalans in Perpignan.
A win at home against Warrington next Saturday would cement their fifth place finish, rounding off an impressive first year under boss Rowley.
“We’ve been building to this from about mid-season,” said assistant coach Orr, taking on media duties following the win over Castleford.
“The confidence now is really starting to show. We’ve been consistent for probably about 10 weeks or so, and the lads truly believe that if they play the way we can, we can compete with anybody and beat anybody. That’s showing on the field and definitely shown today.”
Salford all-but cement play-off spot
Salford have a vastly superior points difference over Castleford, and so only a miracle would see them knocked out of the top six. Lee Radford’s Tigers travel to sixth-placed Leeds in the final round of the regular season.
The AJ Bell Stadium side have claimed wins over the likes of St Helens, Huddersfield and Catalans in 2022, but Orr believes their confidence should not be mistaken for arrogance.
“It’s not an arrogance, overthinking or getting ahead of ourselves. The proof has been in the last 10 weeks that we’ve had some really good wins against some really good teams so that gives you confidence to just go on and do the job and do it well,” he said.
“We know if we play well, we give ourselves a chance and know we can beat anybody.”