Salford Red Devils are looking to build-on a fantastic Round 4 victory when we take on Wakefield Trinity in Round 5 of the Betfred Super League.
After picking up two wins and two losses to start the season – with positive moments in each game – Paul Rowley’s side will be looking to kick-on and climb the table against a team who have failed to register a point in three matches.
Against Hull FC last Saturday, the Red Devils were ruthless in possession and scored some stunning tries on the way to a 14-60 win at the MKM.
The players and coaching staff will be looking to replicate that performance this afternoon, but despite remaining winless, Wakefield possess some dangerous threats. None more so than Mason Lino, who was a stand-out performer across the 2022 campaign.
We were beaten in our opening home game of the season nearly a month ago, so the players be looking to give the Salford faithful something to cheer about this Mothering Sunday.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of our Round 5 clash this afternoon:
The big piece of injury news is the return of Danny Addy, with the Scotland international featuring for the first time in over eight months since he sustained an Achilles injury away against Leeds Rhinos.
Missing out on the World Cup with Scotland, the 32-year-old has used that disappointment as fuel to come back fit and firing; and now he’s ready to help the team kick-on in 2023.
Unfortunately, February’s Player of the Month, Oliver Partington requires surgery on his knee and will be missing for an extended period of time.
However, a big boost is that Joe Burgess’ shoulder injury is not as bad as first feared and the winger will be back in around two weeks time!
There are also returns to the 21-man squad for Sam Stone and Ben Hellewell.
As mentioned earlier, Danny Addy is back in action after over eight months out.
It’s a huge boost to Paul Rowley’s squad ahead of a crucial run of fixtures, with numbers in the team already short with some early-season injuries.
We caught up with him ahead of this fixture to find out how he’s feeling to be back around the group, what’s it’s been like to be out for such a long time and what he expects from Wakefield later today.
“It’s been around eight-and-a-half months now. It’s been a long time on the sidelines and I’ve put a lot of hard work in to get back fit and I’m really excited to be back involved with the team,” he began.
“It’s not nice being out with a long-term injury, but I’m just happy that’s behind me now and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in this weekend!”
Check out our full chat with Danny by clicking HERE or below!
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