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Super League: Iestyn Harris warns of more to come after Salford beat Bradford

Last Updated: 11/04/14 11:05pm

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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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