"A really good culture" at Salford says Greenwood
SALFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Riley Dean of Warrington Wolves beats James Greenwood of Salford Red Devils on his way to scoring a try during the Betfred Super League match between Salford Red Devils of Warrington Wolves at AJ Bell Stadium on September 29, 2020 in Salford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Salford Red DevilsJames Greenwood believes the Club’s culture had changed massively when he returned to the AJ Bell Stadium permanently this year, compared to his time as a loanee in 2015. 

The 29-year-old arrived at Salford five years ago on loan from Wigan Warriors, and after signing permanently from Hull Kingston Rovers this year, noticed a big difference in the Club’s setup.

“I probably couldn’t even describe how different it is,” Greenwood said.

“I think it’s the culture, the staff and Ian Watson – just what they’re trying to build now.

“They’re getting players to perform together – wanting to perform together, and the proof is in the pudding. They’ve got a really good culture going, I think that’s huge.”

  • Big occasion tries

Greenwood played a pivotal role in Salford’s Coral Challenge Cup run, scoring in the Quarters, Semis and the Final.

Speaking on his Wembley try, Greenwood said: “At the time I thought we’d just about managed to start breaking Leeds down. In our heads we were like ‘we’ve got these now.’

“I’ll definitely look back on it as part of my career, three consecutive cup games and three tries.”

  • Double over Wigan?

Salford have no time to dwell on the disappointment of last weekend, with Wigan next on Friday night in the Betfred Super League.

“We’ll be back in training, focusing on that game. Wigan was the last game before lockdown at home, and we did a job on them then,” Greenwood added.

“I don’t see why we can’t do a job on them again, I think they’re there for the taking.”