Wigan starlet Jake Shorrocks enjoying time on loan at Salford

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Wigan half-back Jake Shorrocks said it is good getting some game time under his belt while on loan at Salford.

The 22-year-old joined the Red Devils on a one-month loan deal at the end of March, but it has now been extended so he can play against the Warriors on Friday night.

Shorrocks has made two appearances for Salford so far, with his most recent coming in their 60-10 defeat to table toppers St Helens last Thursday.

But the former England Academy star is glad to gain more experience with the Red Devils.

He told loverugbyleague.com: “I’m settled in and all the boys have been great so it’s been good.

“Ian (Watson) has helped me a lot, he’s taken me under his wing and given me little pointers on how to improve and he has given a lot of confidence to me.

“He put me in the halves (against St Helens) and I went full-back because of the injury to Niall (Evalds), but I have to take my shot with both hands while I’m here.

“I’ve got to try and be better, no matter if I’m the new kid on the block or not. Being a half-back, I’ve got to boss the team around and I was disappointed with how I performed (against St Helens).”

Shorrocks said Salford were frustrated with how they performed against Saints and insisted that they need to improve ahead of their clash with parent club Wigan on Friday.

He said: “It was disappointing.

“Everyone was bitterly disappointed in the changings rooms (after the game), it’s not how we performed against Wakefield and it wasn’t us. We will be looking to turn that around this week.

“Shaun Wane has been ringing me to see how I have been getting on and my loan has been extended now so I can play against Wigan.”

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