Phil Clarke: Salford had more chance of going to the moon than Old Trafford

Phil Clarke has called Salford’s journey to the Grand Final “the most remarkable story” in his lifetime.

Should they beat St Helens this Saturday, the Red Devils will become only the fifth side to lift the Super League trophy, after Saints, Bradford, Leeds and Wigan.

Clarke came under fire recently after claiming that most of Ian Watson’s players are Championship standard.

Now, however, the former Wigan second rower has praised the club for their efforts and said their rise to the top has been an extraordinary one.

“It’s the most remarkable story in my lifetime, Clarke told Sky Sports. The Salford fans had a greater chance of going to the moon than they did going to the Grand Final when the season started in February.

“St Helens won nine games more than Salford during the regular season, but we all know in rugby league it’s all about winning the last game.

Salford have nothing to lose, and their supporters are believing that this could be their year.