It’s back to Betfred Super League action!
Just over a week after booking our place in the Challenge Cup quarter-final, attentions turn to our league campaign, where we welcome an in-form Hull FC to the Salford Stadium.
We travelled to face the same opposition in early March, where Paul Rowley’s side produced a stunning display to win 14-60 at the MKM.
Since that very day, Tony Smith and co have picked up the pace, and now sit just four points behind the Red Devils going into this weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know before this one…
Despite the huge loss of second-rower, Shane Wright not long ago, there was a triple – even quadruple – injury boost for Paul Rowley this week.
Andy Ackers returns to the 21-man after failing his HIA against St Helens a fortnight ago.
He is joined by Adam Sidlow. The prop started his second stint at the club in good form, but a muscle injury against Wigan Warriors halted his progress. His return will be a welcome boost for such a depleted forward pack.
The two other big returnees are the Samoan duo of Tim Lafai and Ken Sio.
Both have struggled for fitness and spent a significant amount of time for the sidelines. Lafai in particular has suffered a few muscle problems, but both are back and raring to go against FC.
Assistant Coach, Krisnan Inu spoke to the media ahead of this one, with the recent contract extension of Chris Atkin top of the agenda.
“Chris has been awesome since he’s come to the club,” Inu began.
“I was fortunate to play alongside him, so to see him progress in the manner that he has and the player that he is – like you said – he’s probably played every position on the field apart from front-row.
“He’s been awesome and a great signing for the club!”
Watch the press conference in full by clicking HERE!
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
There is still time to join us at the Salford Stadium this afternoon.
Our ticket office will be open prior to kick-off, or you can click HERE to secure your place!