Noble losing patience with Salford’s flops

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Salford coach Brian Noble is ready to swing the axe after losing patience with his under-performing team.

Noble accused his players of “appearing gutless” as they crashed to a 46-10 home defeat by Wakefield at the Salford City Stadium, a week after being humbled 68-10 by Warrington.

“I’m pretty clear about where we want to go to,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty in the camp in relation to futures and that will be sorted in the next few days.

“They are either putting themselves in the shop window or they will be playing for Salford.

“I’ve only been here six weeks - it feels a lot longer after tonight - but I clearly have to formulate a way forward for the people who might not be here next year. That’s life.

“A lot of people didn’t show up in the manner that we practised this week.”

Salford’s ambitious owner Marwan Koukash was so upset by the first-half performance that he stormed into the dressing room to witness Noble’s half-time talk.