Rob focused on halifax

IN-demand winger Rob Worrincy has denied he was tapped up by Super League strugglers Salford, insisting his attention is focused on keeping his place in the Halifax side ahead of this weekend’s Northern Rail Cup date with Oldham.

Worrincy, who is in his third season at the Shay after switching from Sheffield Eagles, is currently at the centre of a Rugby Football League investigation after Fax accused the Reds of making an illegal approach to the under-contract speedster.

But the 24 year old, who is tied to the club until the end of this season, denied any wrongdoing, saying he has more immediate concerns.

“There was no approach from Salford,” he said.

“There were a few tangled wires in the off season, but there was definitely no illegal approach.

“I’m a Halifax player, I’m happy to be a Halifax player and as far as I’m concerned there is nothing going on.

“I will pull on the jersey every week and put in 100 per cent.

“My ambition is to play at the highest level I can and if Super League comes along, and I am out of contract or I am allowed to talk, then that is something I would have to think about.

“But my biggest worry at the moment is keeping my place in the team because we have some good wingers out there now.

“James Haley is playing well, Paul White’s back on form and Lee Paterson’s always an option on the wing.

“I just want to concentrate on making sure I’m in the starting 13 each week.”

The 24 year old opened his account for the year with a first half touchdown in last Friday’s 28-22 success over Swinton.

But with Matt Calland’s side only sealing victory over the Championship One outfit inside the last 10 minutes, Worrincy knows they must raise their game against a Roughyeds side who dispatched Hunslet in Lancashire last weekend.

“We looked a bit rusty and Swinton gave it a good effort,” said Worrincy.

“I think we’d want to make sure it was a bit more comfortable against Oldham this weekend, but we are going to have to play better than that.”