MATCH PREVIEW: ST HELENS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (ROUND 4)

MATCH PREVIEW: ST HELENS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (ROUND 4)

by | Mar 8, 2024

We’re on the road in Round 4, as Salford Red Devils take on St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Back-to-back wins for Paul Rowley’s side, including an impressive display against Hull KR last week, means the team are full of confidence going into this one.

Saints themselves are hoping to maintain their 100% start to the campaign, following victories against London Broncos, Huddersfield Giants and Leigh Leopards.

The last time we won on Saints territory was 44 years ago – 12th January 1980 – but this team is brimming with character and will not be fazed by form or previous encounters.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Tickets for this particular fixture and now pay-on-the-day only.

If you want to join us at the TWS, head to their ticket office prior to kick-off. If you’re collecting pre-purchased tickets, they will also be taken directly to Saints later this evening.


SQUAD NEWS

A major piece of squad news was the inclusion of Ethan Ryan for the very first time.

After a fruitful spell in East Hull, the winger joined Salford in the off-season, but has been suffering with a reoccurring thumb injury.

It’s been a frustrating time for Ryan, but now he’s back with ball in hand and raring to make his debut. Supporters may get a first glimpse of him in action this evening.

In other news, despite pulling out of Round 3 with a groin issue, Ryan Brierley has recovered in time to play in a fixture he seems to enjoy.

Recently named vice-captain, the fullback has scored on his last three appearances against the Saints and will be hoping to notch his first of the 2024 campaign tonight.


LAST TIME OUT

The last time we faced Saints, Paul Rowley’s side were narrowly beaten 15-18 at the Salford Community Stadium.

Two wonderfully worked first-half tries put the Red Devils in a commanding position.

Sam Stone’s strong carry and quick play-the-ball allowed Salford to spread the play right and work the numbers to send Kallum Watkins over.

Minutes later, an inventive chipped ball from Brodie Croft and some intelligent support play from Ryan Brierley sent the former under the sticks for our second.

Saints battled back into the contest in the second forty, but the game will be remembered for some huge decisions that went against the Red Devils.

Matty Lees, Tommy Makinson and Jack Welsby were the scorers, leaving Salford with just too much to do after some superb defensive efforts.


HOW TO WATCH

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

SuperLeague+ is the new home of LIVE Betfred Super League action. 

Fans can watch over 100 live Super League games, full match replays, highlights and other on-demand content each season – including this Sunday’s fixture.

Click HERE to secure your pass and get ready to watch the Entertainers take on the Saints.

Coverage is also available on Sky Sports Mix from 19:55pm.

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