SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Moses Mbye of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round 19 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Tigers coach Michael Maguire has assured Moses Mbye’s future at the club following Friday night’s thumping loss to the Raiders.

It was a horror showing for the Tigers, getting soundly beaten 28-0, but the reports that broke in the lead up to the match became an even hotter topic.

Mbye was linked to a move north to join the Cowboys as the Tigers were looking to free up salary to acquire Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

But Maguire stood by the 25-year old when asked about the potential of him being moved.

“Moey’s our captain. I’m not sure where you’re going with that one,” Maguire told the Sydney Morning Herald. 

“Moses is our captain and he will be moving forward.”

Maguire added that he moved Mbye into the centres in a big to change the look of his underachieving attack.

“We were just looking at various areas of our game to improve the team,” he said.

“We have come off three losses, so we were looking at different ways and how we could improve.”

Watene-Zelezniak signed a three-year deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday, but Maguire admitted that the Tigers were keen on him.

“I’ve spoken about Dallin, I’ve got a connection with Dallin,” he said.

“At the end of the day you’ve got to be able to fit them under a salary cap. There are plenty of teams that will look at quality players, we’re no different.”