Jamie Foster column: Time to put our foot on the Gas

Jamie Foster Column: Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson have given us a big lift

Jamie Foster Column: Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson have given us a big lift

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It has been a good week in training and we have more players fit and available than we have had for a long time.

That’s great to see and I’m particularly excited about Lee Gaskell getting back out there against Salford tonight.

He’s a class player and has everything you want in a top playmaker, especially for me on that left-hand side.

A lot goes through him and I think we’ll start getting a lot more ball now he’s coming back in at stand-off.

It’s been frustrating in recent weeks because it has seemed like a constant flow to the right edge.

Galey is such a dominant half and good player that he demands the ball a lot, but with Gasky coming back in it should be more of a 50-50 split.

I came off the bench to score a try last week against Oldham in the Tetley's Challenge Cup, which was pleasing, but I’m coming straight back into the starting line-up.

It is a bit of a new-look side from the end of last year, with me, Gasky, Adrian Purtell and probably Matty Blythe on that left edge.

We just want to start picking up wins now because it would be a bit scary if you get to July and still lie on minus two points.

We won’t want to be catching up then. We want to do it now and Salford at home is an opportunity for us to start doing that.

We are putting a lot of effort in and, if we can pick up a couple of wins, then before you know it you are catching other teams up.

It’s just a matter of taking it one game at a time and performing.

I was particularly impressed with Dale Ferguson against Oldham last week, and he’s been great in training too.

It’s been so frustrating for him with his back injury but he’s a tough bloke and for him to come back is like a new signing.

Salford are definitely a team we can beat – they’re a good side but not a top-four outfit and they’re the kind of teams we’ve targeted to take two points off.

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