MATCH PREVIEW – HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 22)

MATCH PREVIEW – HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 22)

by | Aug 18, 2023

It’s a fixture with huge playoff implications.

Salford Red Devils will make the trip across the Pennines to face an in-form Huddersfield Giants, at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Despite defeat to St Helens in their last fixture, a perfect July has propelled Ian Watson’s side right back into the playoff hunt.

A victory for the home side would bring them level with the Red Devils, but Paul Rowley and Co. will be looking to inflict revenge after losing to the Giants earlier this season.

We were boosted by the return of key personnel in our last outing. Skipper, Kallum Watkins, Tim Lafai and Marc Sneyd were all back in action, and have now had nearly a fortnight to rest and recover.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one…


SQUAD NEWS

For once, maybe all season, there is very limited changes to Paul Rowley’s 21-man squad.

Rhys Williams drops out, with Adam Sidlow returning to the fold after a minor injury concern.

Shane Wright and Alex Gerrard remain our long-term absentees.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Speaking to the press before our Round 22 clash, Head Coach, Paul Rowley was asked about the debut of new signing, Brad Singleton.

He said: “I thought he had a really good debut. He’s been good on and off the field. He’s a honest lad and knows what tough, winning environments look like.

“He’s a great, experienced player to have in camp and they’re the type of guys the younger players learn from.

“They’re coaches within the team themselves because they’re leaders, they’re honest and a little bit old-school in many respects – so he’s been great!”

Catch everything our Head Coach had to say by clicking HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There is still time to join us at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening. Click HERE to buy tickets, with pay-on-the-day also still an option for travelling supporters.


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