MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS WIGAN WARRIORS (ROUND 5)

MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS WIGAN WARRIORS (ROUND 5)

by | Mar 13, 2024

The world champions are in town, as Salford Red Devils welcome Wigan Warriors to the Salford Community Stadium.

On the back of three consecutive Betfred Super League victories, Paul Rowley’s side are faced with another mammoth task in Round 5.

The Warriors are the only team left in the division with a 100% record and want to maintain their spot at the summit, whereas a win for Salford would send us top of the table for a day, at least.

It’s a mouth-watering contest, so here’s everything you need to know.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

This fixture provided some fireworks last year, with a record attendance flocking to the Salford Community Stadium.

With our ABK fan zone up and running, providing supporters with plenty to get involved in and around the ground, it’s an evening to bring the family and enjoy the whole match day.

Make sure to buy tickets here and be that extra number.

Alternatively, the ticket office will be open on game day to purchase, or collect season tickets.


SQUAD NEWS

Our Head Coach has named a 20-man squad for Thursday’s clash.

The main changes from last week include Cade Cust, who failed a HIA after his collision with Saints’ Morgan Knowles in the first-half.

Brad Singleton hobbled-off with a knee issue and is not fit enough to feature in this one, with winger, Chris Hankinson also missing through injury.

There is a spot, however, for new signing, David Nofoaluma, who is yet to make an appearance since his move to the club late last month.


LAST TIME OUT

On a day that will be remembered for a club-record crowd, fortunes on the pitch didn’t go as well for the Red Devils the last time we faced Wigan Warriors at home.

Now wearing Salford colours, Joe Shorrocks got the visitors off to a flying start, before Ben Hellewell clawed us level thanks to a neat short pass from Marc Sneyd.

Liam Farrell scored just before half-time, crossing again in the second forty, with Abbas Miski and Liam Marshall securing the victory for Wigan.


HOW TO WATCH

Nothing beats experiencing the action in the flesh, but if you’re unable to attend this one, TV coverage is available.

This fixture will be live on Sky Sports Action from 19:30pm with all the build-up to the contest, and coaches’ interviews, before kick-off, scheduled for 8pm, is followed by all the post-match reaction, and analysis.

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