PREVIEW | London Broncos V Salford Red Devils | Saturday 27th April

PREVIEW | London Broncos V Salford Red Devils | Saturday 27th April

by | Apr 26, 2019

Salford Red Devils will make the trip down to London tomorrow to face London Broncos at the Trailfinders Sports Ground.

Last time out

It was a rollercoaster of emotions this Easter Weekend as Salford secured a shock victory against Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Good Friday, before suffering a close loss to Wigan Warriors at home just four days later.
The Red Devils hosted Wigan on Easter Monday in a game that saw Salford trailing behind 6-14 at half time.
Hope was given to the home fans as Joey Lussick forced himself through the defence to go over in the 64thminute, giving Salford the lead.
However, hopes were dashed in the last three minutes of the game as a slight error from the Red Devils defence allowed Zak Hardaker to clinch a last minute try and a conversion to bring the final score to 26-30.

London Broncos will also be looking for a come-back after a 24-19 away loss against Huddersfield.
Following two goals from Kieran Dixon and a try from Jay Pitts, London took the lead in the first 10 minutes of the game.
Despite the neck and neck race for victory throughout the game, a late try from McGillvary two minutes from time secured a win for the Giants.

Form

Both teams have struggled to hold their own in recent matches, winning just one of their last six Betfred Super League games each, with London on a current five streak loss.
Following a devastating home loss to Hull FC, a squad change by Head Coach Ian Watson for Salford’s Challenge Cup match against Rochdale Hornets proved to have a positive impact on the Red Devils as they walked away with a 76-6 win.
This continued to their next away match against Warrington Wolves until Wigan Warriors managed to clinch a close win over Salford on Monday.
Salford will be looking to redeem themselves tomorrow against the bottom of the table as they travel from Manchester to London.

Head-to-head

Niall Evalds has been a crucial element for Salford’s fight in the Super League table this season.
He has scored 65 Super League tries for the Red Devils over-all following his try against Wigan Warriors on Monday, putting him join top with Stuart Littler for the most Salford tries scored in all Super League competitions.
Evalds will go head-to-head with London’s fullback Alex Walker tomorrow at the Trailfinders Sports Ground.

Team news

Tomorrow’s 19-man squad sees the return of Salford Red Devils Captain Lee Mossop after his time out for injury. He will be joined by Logan Tomkins who is also back in following his break from the squad for the game against Wigan Warriors.
Mossop and Tomkins will replace Junior Sa’u and Gil Dudson.

Squad

Salford: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby, Rob Lui, Lee Mossop, Josh Wood, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Mark Flanagan, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Logan Tomkins, Dan Murray, Derrell Olpherts, Krisnan Inu, Jackson Hastings.
London: Alex Walker, Rhys Williams, Elliot Kear, Kieran Dixon, Jordan Abdull, James Cunningham, Eddie Battye, Mark Ioane, Will Lovell, Jay Pitts, Sadiq Adebiyi, Matt Gee, Matt Felming, Ryan Morgan, Luke Yates, Dan Hindmarsh, Robert Butler, Sam Davis, Morgan Smith.

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