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Krisnan Inu reveals lawyers looking at his and others’ redundancy from Widnes

PLAYERS made redundant in Widnes’ financial meltdown may take legal action to get back what they feel they were treated.

A number of stars and staff were told they were effectively being dumped on to the dole queue by administrator Peter O’Hara as the Vikings teetered on the brink of collapse in February.

Only a takeover and an amazing fundraising effort by fans, which saw more than £100,000 raised in less than a week, saved the former Super League club.

But one of the people left out of work, Krisnan Inu, revealed they may not have heard the last of him or former team-mates Wellington Albert and Adam Tangata as well as staff members Adam Rowland and Andy Wolfenden.

Now at Salford, the 32-year-old told SunSport: “Lawyers are looking into what happened and seeing if there is any claim to be made.

“It’s not just for myself, it’s the two staff and three players who were let go. There are still things to try and get settled, it’s not finished yet.

“It’s hard how it all came about. The nice and simple way of putting it is I was called into an office and told, ‘Sorry, there’s nothing for you here.’

“The complicated way is that there is a little bit more that should’ve been done than just walking in and letting people go."

After being left without a job, Inu was left to his own devices before joining Salford initially on trial.

That meant training in a gym with his partner’s younger brother, Robin Delclos, who was playing at amateur rugby league side Leigh Miners Rangers.

“I used him to push myself a bit at two gyms in the area,” added Samoan centre Inu, who could have gone back to French rugby union, where he played for Stade Francais.

“I was sat at home for almost a month doing nothing. I was watching rugby but was kicking myself that I wasn’t doing it.

“And as the weeks went by, I contemplated taking a ‘normal’ job but I was focused on getting myself playing again.

“French rugby union was an option but I couldn’t see myself going back there at that point in time. I had a bit of unfinished business in rugby league. Now I’m challenging myself here at Salford."

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