Watson won’t panic after another defeat

Salford boss Ian Watson says his team’s lack of physical edge cost them dearly at home to Hull on Friday.

The Red Devils’ 34-10 loss was their second defeat in six days, but Watson insists there is no reason to panic.

“We started off lacking energy and were a bit soft physically – Hull just got on a roll and taught us a lesson on how to play really direct and quick,” he said.

“We were very flat and we didn’t start with the attitude we normally do. We didn’t play with any kind of enthusiasm and energy.

“I thought Hull were great and came here on the back of us beating them at their place. They came to beat us and the speed at which they played was very good and they were very clinical.

“It’s definitely not a panic situation for us. The defeat today would have hurt the players, but we need to remember that we are a good team and get back to doing what we can do.”

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