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Barrie McDermott “felt so sorry” for Super League side

Barrie McDermott has said he felt sorry for Salford Red Devils following their narrow defeat to Wigan Warriors.

The Red Devils were excellent for 65 minutes scoring two excellent tries through Ken Sio.

They also showed some amazing defence too to hold out consecutive sets on their own line from the Warriors at the start of the second half.

However, in the end the individual brilliance of the Warriors saw them home and after the game, McDermott said:

“I felt so sorry for Salford. I lost count of how many times Wigan broke the line and Salford got bodies back to stop them.

“But at 73 minutes, Toby King went over but the mood changed didn’t it.”

McDermott was tasked with assessing last year’s semi-finalists’ season so far after they have won three of their opening six games scoring some sensational tries in their best win of the season against Hull FC: 60-14.

McDermott said the jury is out on them:

“The jury is out. Salford with the ball in hand they are exciting and they all flood through. The spine they have got is special.

“Where they are lacking a bit, is resilience. When they get behind I’m not sure they have the the ability to get back into games. They rely on the team falling away.

“Against Wakefield, they were lucky against a team low on confidence and low on quality.

“Their strategy is based on offence.”

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