Super League: Iestyn Harris warns of more to come after Salford beat Bradford
Last Updated: 11/04/14 11:05pm
Salford Red Devils' new head coach Iestyn Harris saluted a step forward following a 38-24 victory over Bradford Bulls in his first game in charge, but warned there is more to come.
The Red Devils raced in seven tries to the Bulls' four and, having been briefly behind midway through the first half, always seemed to have enough in hand to ensure only their second win in six games.
Harris, who took over from Brian Noble at the beginning of the week, had just four training sessions with his new side ahead of the trip to West Yorkshire.
Despite acknowledging his delight at the victory, Harris was quick to warn against a quick fix, claiming there is plenty of work to do.
"Obviously really happy to get the win - that was important in the first game as Bradford are a difficult side at home," he said.
"There's a lot of areas we need to improve in as we go on but there were some half decent signs and we need to make sure we work on them to move forward.
"We've adjusted some things already but there is no magic wand in rugby league - it's about getting into good habits consistently, both defensively and offensively."
It was Bradford's fifth successive Super League defeat and leaves them rooted to the foot of the table, still two points adrift of London Broncos but Harris, a former Bulls captain who played alongside the Odsal outfit's boss Francis Cummins when at Leeds, had some encouraging words for them.
"They are a resilient side and all the games I've watched them in this season they've got a bit of steel about them," he added.
"They've been through a lot off the field this season [administration and a points deduction] and inevitably that brings you together and you can see that unity within that group."
Cummins was less charitable and said: "We are three good plays on and then one off. Both in attack and defence.
"We are good in spells but our concentration is not good enough - we kept coming up with silly errors. We gave them cheap ball and bought blatant dummies.
"Salford have some great individuals who are capable of unlocking a defence and we made it too easy for them."
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Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield WildcatsvsHull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
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