Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admitted he was relieved to come away from Salford with two points after describing his side’s display as “scratchy”.
The 22-20 victory did put the Tigers back up to sixth place in the First Utility Super League table, but they are still searching for some consistency.
“We didn’t play well, but I think sometimes it’s like that when you lose a game the week before,” said Powell.
“This was seen as a really important game. Everybody will say Salford have a lot of people missing so we should win the game.
“I suppose all the pressure was on us.
I don’t think we played well at any point, but there’s been a few games earlier on this season that I thought we should have won and we didn’t.
“It was scratchy from us, but I think we’ve just got to relax a bit.
“Our team’s changed a bit, with different injuries and we just need a bit of consistency about us, which we haven’t quite got at the moment.
“We just haven’t played the last couple of games. We didn’t get a grip on the game at any point.
“It was a weird sort of game. Neither side looked really comfortable and I thought we should have been better, but we won the game, we’ll take the two points and look to improve.”