Good night for Anderson
Veivers admits Giants deserved the win
Last Updated: August 10, 2012 10:46pm
Paul Anderson: on course for play-offs
Giants head coach Paul Anderson was a happy man after the 30-20 win at Salford which keeps his side on track for a top-eight place.
Anderson said: "I'm happy with the two points and performances in certain areas.
"Salford tried hard but we gave them a lot of opportunities to score points.
"At times we played direct and under no pressure but at other times we gifted possession by trying to pass our way out of trouble. I have told the players they have to earn the right to give off-loads.
"But a top-eight place is our target and these two wins keep us in the frame.
"Bradford have done us a favour beating Hull KR and now we have to win against Bradford next week."
Anderson paid tribute to Joe Wardle, back after a 10-week lay off with an abdominal injury.
"I am pleased for the kid," said Anderson. "He played 80 minutes and did well.
"Michael Lawrence had one of his best games for a while and Tommy Lee was really good in Danny Brough's absence."
Reds boss Phil Veivers lost Ashley Gibson with a dislocated elbow after only five minutes and the centre will miss the last three games of the season.
Veivers lamented: "It was a bit of a dour game and we came out on the wrong side.
"We could have snatched it but probably didn't deserve to win. We turned over too much ball and all the tackling took its toll, but we didn't defend all that badly apart from a soft try near the end."