Salford Red Devils halfback Jackson Hastings insists his team are determined to silence their critics this season after a strong start. Ian Watson’s men were top of the Super League table before their defeat to Leeds Rhinos on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils have still won two of their first three games and Hastings admits his team are playing with a point to prove.
He joined the club during the Qualifiers last year and says the squad is determined to ensure that this time around they are playing for Old Trafford and not survival.
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Hastings told Sky Sports: “The club’s aim this year is not to be anywhere near the bottom. To be a club where every time you see Salford on the calendar you go: ‘we’re in for a tough game here’. That’s the number one team goal. “And also to prove people wrong – no-one gives us a chance in hell of beating anyone so that’s a big thing. “For myself personally, it’s just about becoming the best player and person I can possibly be. “I’m the fittest I’ve been for a long time now. If individual honours come off the back of that, then great, but I just want to be the best player on a weekend.”