Salford boss Ian Watson insists his side can compete with Castleford despite Friday’s 38-14 defeat against the Tigers.
The result was the Red Devils’ fifth defeat in six games, but Watson says his team will bounce back when the Super 8s get underway.
“I thought our middles stood up really well, but we’ve been let down by our defence which I don’t think anyone will disagree with,” said Watson.
“It’s something we need to fix up and we will do. We’ll play these again so this is a good experience for us.
“We’ll be better for this experience come the Super 8s. Like I say, we’ll play Cas again and we’ll see how we go then.
“We’ll come back here pretty confident if we have to play them here in the Super 8s.”