Niall Evalds has identified the second half come back which earned last year’s beaten Grand Finalists a win over early 2020 front runners Wigan Warriors as a hugely important performance for the club after a slow start to the season.

Salford went into the game with just one win to their name and trailed to a Warriors side led by former Red Devil Jackson Hastings 14-2 at half time, only to turn it around with 16 unanswered points to win 18-14, with the fullback scoring twice.

“We needed that. We’ve had a tough start to the season,” Evalds told the club website.

“We’ve not performed as much as we’ve wanted to, so it was important that we put on a performance and got the result.

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“We’ve worked on shifting the ball a bit more these past few weeks, but we didn’t get into positions to execute in that first half.

“We’ve had some disappointing losses, but it’s a brand new team, everyone’s getting used to each other.

“You can tell we’re building, and it’s paying off.”