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Brodie Croft on the player who helps his game

Salford shocked the rugby league world yesterday when they tied down star player Brodie Croft until 2030 in a remarkable move.

The halfback opened up on his development and picked out a certain player who he believes helps him at Salford.

He said on Salford TV: “I feel like as I’ve come through the grades and in the position I play there’s always pressure to lead the team around. I’m fortunate to have Sneydy around me who is always very level-headed, balanced and calm so he certainly helps me with my game. I try to lead by my actions and keeping standards as high as I can. I’m more than happy to speak up but we’ve all got our sights on that one common goal, so if we can all work towards that and all raise our standards then we’ll be in good stead for it.”

He is also confident in the Red Devils’ chances of success in 2023: “We’ll line up really well, it’s been a big pre-season. We had a great back-end of last season, we started with two good wins but were too up and down. If we can start with consistency and carry that through it’ll put us in good stead for the games at the end of the year.

“The coaching staff have done a great job with analysing what we did well last year and what we can improve on. Hopefully that holds up for us in those big games.

“This is a special playing group, I wouldn’t have re-signed if I didn’t believe in this group so get behind us, believe in us, show your support home and away. We love seeing you in the stands.”

He also underlined his love for the Red Devils: “I feel a sense of belonging here, when I walk in I get excited every day to come into training, I get excited to see the boys. I cop abuse from the boys but I cop it because they’re good guys, they’re tough critics on my dress sense but I love being around them. The coaching staff provide the freedom for the team to play in, they’re harsh but fair.

“Between the players, the staff and having my family life settled it’s just a good environment to be in and I have a sense of belonging here and I’m enjoying my time.”

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