Salford boss Ian Watson says Thursday’s emphatic 30-6 Challenge Cup victory over Wakefield proved the Red Devils are the real deal.
The result secured Salford’s place in the last four for the first time in 19 years and Watson was full of praise for his team after the game.
“We are on a good journey as a club,” said Watson. “It’s something that started last year. We ended up in the Million Pound game, but we came through that adversity and it stood us in good stead.
“We’ve proved that 90 percent of the time we are a really good team and if we can showcase that every week then we will become real contenders.
“It would be massive to reach the final. I couldn’t even tell you when we last won major silverware.
“It was big for us in the way we are as a team. We had two poor performances and losses so it was important to respond on the back of them.
“Our first set in attack and first in defence really set the stall out, let everybody know we are here and we’re not messing about in this game. We’re on it. Our attention to detail within the game defensively and attack was first class.
“We worry about ourselves and being ready and everyone buying into it. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been slightly off it, we’ve shown them and they’ve gone out there and fixed it up, shown they’re a good team.”