Sarginson sin-bin made us better, says Watson

Salford head coach Ian Watson says Dan Sarginson’s sin-bin changed his team’s attitude during their hard-fought 24-16 victory over Huddersfield.

The Red Devils centre was shown a yellow card in the first half at Headingley but Watson’s side were able to stand firm during the period they were down to 12 men.

Speaking after the match, Watson said: “I thought we did really well at that point. We spoke at half-time about our attitude in defence and the way we worked hard for each other in that period

“That is how we should have been working when we conceded those two tries with 13 players.

“That was the mentality we wanted to take into the second half and the boys were brilliant on that.

“I did not really see the sin-bin. I will have to have a look back on it. I had a chat with Dan Sarginson at half-time, asking him his thoughts on it and he did not think there was too much on it.

“We spoke about him being squeaky clean and he was in the end.”

Krisnan Inu was the star of the show in Salford’s fifth consecutive victory, posting a superb hat-trick.

Reflecting on the Samoan international’s display, Watson added: “Krisnan Inu was outstanding tonight.

“He is off-contract too. He had a really good chat with his agent yesterday morning, on the way in to training.

“I had a really good chat with them too. From what his agent says, Krisnan is just focusing on his football.

“He is playing really well and everything else will take care of itself from there.”

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