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Veivers continued: "We made a contract offer to Matty, Widnes came in with a massive offer, Saints came in with an offer and so did Wigan.
"There are four clubs chasing one guy and the guy's got to make a decision where he wants to go or what he wants to achieve.
“The way Wigan are playing, they're on top of the table, in the frame for every honour this year and you'd think they'd be there next year so you can understand why Matty would make that decision [to move there]”
Salford coach Phil Veivers on Matty Smith
"He's already been at St Helens, and Widnes would have been a viable option because he wanted to be part of the rebuilding there. We're in a rebuilding stage here and I was hoping he was going to be the man that I could build the team around.
"The way Wigan are playing, they're on top of the table and in the frame for every honour this year and you'd think they'd be there next year so you can understand why Matty would make that decision. He probably wants silverware.
"It's not that it's the representative side of things because he's in the England Knights side playing with Salford."
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