MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS LEIGH LEOPARDS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 19)

MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS LEIGH LEOPARDS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 19)

by | Jul 16, 2023

It’s a massive afternoon for Salford Red Devils, as they look to maintain their spot in the top six.

Round 19 of the Betfred Super League sees the Leigh Leopards role into town, and Paul Rowley’s side will be looking for a third consecutive victory over their local rivals.

All the way back in Round 1, Ryan Brierley inspired Salford to an opening day victory, with Tyler Dupree the star of the show in our return to Leigh Sports Village in Rivals Round.

This meeting is just as significant, with the high-flying Leopards sitting pretty in second place after a stunning winning run.

After three defeats on the bounce, the Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways and keep tabs with the leading pack.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one:


SQUAD NEWS

A few changes to the squad who were narrowly beaten by Leeds Rhinos last Sunday.

One big returnee is Sam Stone. The Aussie has been missing with a calf issue, but will be a welcome boost to a seriously depleted back-row.

Ellis Longstaff has recovered from his head knock and James Greenwood – after 75 minutes with the Reserves last weekend – is in the 21-man squad for the first time this season.

Unfortunately, despite his promising display last weekend, Alex Gerrard misses out on this one with his reoccurring knee issue.

Ollie Partington will serve his one-match suspension.


INU’S PREVIEW

Assistant Coach, Krisnan Inu was back on media duties this week and was keen to stress the importance of taking every game as they come, despite a recent dip in form.

He said: “It’s a long season, so you can’t really dwell on games for too long because you have to focus on the next one – and the next one for us is a big one.

“The form team in the league. They (Leigh) are probably – in my eyes – one of the best teams in the comp at the moment, so that’s our main focus.”


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There’s still time to join us at the Salford Stadium for a day of family fun!

General match tickets can be bought HERE.

As usual, our ticket office will also be open pre-match for purchase and collections.


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