Wakefield v Salford: Dan Sarginson a surprise inclusion for Red Devils

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Salford centre Dan Sarginson is set to return from injury earlier than expected in Sunday’s Super League clash at Wakefield.

It was initially thought that the 28-year-old was due to be out long-term at the start of March due to a fractured shoulder.

But the England international has recovered earlier than first anticipated. Salford have named Sarginson in their 21-man squad for their trip to Wakefield this weekend.

Red Devils coach Paul Rowley has made four changes to his squad that lost at Wigan in the Challenge Cup sixth round last week. Sarginson, Ken Sio, Sam Luckley and Amir Bourouh come in. The quartet replace James Greenwood (ankle), Danny Addy, Jack Wells and Matty Costello.

Addy and Wells have joined Championship side Widnes on an initial two-week loan. Former St Helens youngster Costello has linked up with Newcastle Thunder on loan for the rest of the season.

Salford’s French international full-back Morgan Escare has joined Cumbrian outfit Barrow on a short-term loan.

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Meanwhile, Wakefield coach Willie Poching has made just one change to his side that knocked Warrington out of the Cup last weekend. England World Cup hopeful Tom Johnstone replaces youngster Lewis Murphy.

Wakefield: Jowitt, Johnstone, Lyne, Miller, Lino, Battye, Hood, Arona, Ashurst, Tanginoa, Pitts, Crowther, Whitbread, Batchelor, Kay, Walker, Aydin, Adebiyi, Bowes, Hall, Fifita.

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Lafai, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Akauola, Ackers, Burke, Taylor, Vuniyayawa, Lannon, Atkin, Ormondroyd, Johnson, Williams, Sarginson, Cross, Luckley, Bourouh, Gerrard.

The round seven Super League clash takes place at Belle Vue on Sunday, 3pm kick-off.

Salford sit just above Wakefield in the table, having won one game more so far this season. A win for Trinity would see them go level on points with the Red Devils.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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