Salford City Reds coach Phil Veivers was delighted to get his side’s play-off push back on track after a superb win over Huddersfield Giants at Magic Weekend on Sunday.
The Reds – who were without a win in five games – beat their Yorkshire rivals 38-34 in an absolute thriller at the Etihad Stadium.
Veivers, who was relieved to see his side win, was keen to emphasise how big the result could be for the rest of his side’s season.
“It was a good result for us - massive in our season,” said Veivers.
“We haven’t been far off in a lot of results this year. You can go back against Hull KR, Wakefield, Leeds and obviously last week against Bradford and you can throw Warrington in there as well.
“We've been really close and competing with the best of them. We just haven’t had the confidence to get across the line, or should I say we didn’t know how to win a game.
“I thought today, even though we went behind with five minutes to go, I still had the belief that they were patient enough to get the result and we did in the end.”
Luke Patten has been a standout performer for Salford this season and echoed his coach’s thoughts and wants to push on to make the play-offs.
“We feel like we have been threatening that kind of performance all season, especially over the last six or seven weeks.
“It’s a little bit like we are in a false position in the league,” he said. “We just have to build on this now over the next couple of weeks and get a couple more wins.
“The focus has to be top eight – we just need to keep winning and build a bit of momentum and get some points on the board. I know there is a bit of a gap between us and Hull KR but we need to build on this now and take some confidence from it and get a bit of a roll on.”