Salford want to leave Willows on a high

James Gordon

Salford head coach Shaun McRae and skipper Daniel Holdsworth are determined to lead the City Reds in to their new stadium on the back of a successful season.

The club are due to leave The Willows after 110 years at the famous old ground and take up residence in a brand new facility next to Barton Bridge for 2012.

Having recruited strongly for the new season, McRae has targeted a play-off push.

He said: “We established last season that we lacked experience. So we went out and recruited some very experienced players and that will make the difference.

“We’ve worked hard in the off season, and it seems to have taken a long time for the start of the season to come around!

“We want to make the fans happy and march in to the new stadium with a successful team.”

Holdsworth, 26, has been handed the captain’s armband after having a significant impact in his first season at the club last year, having arrived from NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs.

“We’re definitely looking forward to moving to the new stadium, but this season is all about getting as many wins as we can at The Willows to give it the best send off.”