Boots ‘n’ All catches up with Iestyn Harris to talk about Salford’s clash against Wigan

Last Updated: 30/07/14 10:01pm

Mason Caton-Brown says he is enjoying life at Salford after finalising a move from his local side London Broncos.

Salford have really progressed since Iestyn Harris took over and it looks like their superstars are finally starting to gel and work as a team and produce the kind of performances they have been threatening to produce.

The Red Devils were on a good run of wins however their play-off hopes were halted by Leeds on Friday, despite an impressive performance.

Now, with five games to go, Harris says his side must win their remaining matches to stand any chance of a top eight spot – starting with their Sky Live trip to the DW Stadium on Thursday.

"If Wigan are at their best and we are at ours, then it should be a great test for us."

Iestyn Harris

 “I know Wigan are a good team,” said Harris on Boots ‘n’ All.  

“They have players who have been in the system for quite a while and they know exactly how to play that system.

“Wigan at home are always at their best so we just have to make sure that we make it to our best to give ourselves a chance. If Wigan are at their best and we are at ours, then it should be a great test for us.

“But they are not the double champions for nothing so we know it is going to be an extremely tough challenge for us.

“We have got five games to go so we have to go to Wigan with confidence – our final four games are then games that we feel that if we play our best then they are winnable.

“There are 10 points available to us and we have to make sure that we play at our best and get as many points as we can. It is a little bit out of our hands but how we perform is certainly not out of our hands.”

Raw talent

Salford may have made the headlines by signing some well established players but they have also been building future by signing some young exciting talent - players like Mason Caton-Brown who is impressing Harris.

The former London wing joined the Red Devils last month and made a try-scoring debut in the 36-10 win at Huddersfield and Harris says he has a bright future: "He’s raw but he’s a brilliant talent and we have to nurture that talent over the next few years. 

"He’s not quite there with his understanding of the game yet but that will start to come and he will start to understand the system – he’s only 2-3 weeks into it. We are lucky to see that develop with him. He has real speed and when he makes a break he has the pace to finish."