Brodie Croft is rightly a Man of Steel nominee.
The former Melbourne and Brisbane halfback has taken to Super League perfectly. After an up and down start for the Red Devils, he has been at the heart of their second half of the season surge.
Selected in the Super League Dream Team in the halves alongside teammates Ken Sio and Tim Lafai, Croft became the 203rd player to be named in the Dream Team and could still add the Man of Steel to his list of accolades in 2022 potentially following in the footsteps of former Salford star Jackson Hastings.
Croft has been essential to the way Salford play enabling an expansive style with his explosive running being a key facet of a brilliant attack as we saw when he set up Kallum Watkins’ try in the play-off win over Huddersfield last week.
Though he only started picking up appreciation at the end of the season, Croft was still shining earlier in the campaign being selected for the Combined Nations side and causing England endless problems.
So, it has been a year full of highs and today Croft has been given another by being awarded the August Super League Player of the Month, the last for the regular season.
It’s also an indicator that he could very well be headed for the Man of Steel award next week.
Unfortunately, Croft isn’t headed for semi-final heroics this week after a head knock against Huddersfield last week which will see Chris Atkin replace him in the halves alongside Marc Sneyd.
It makes a herculean task for the Red Devils against the Champions all the more difficult but should they win Croft would return for the Grand Final.