The Reds will also move to within two points of their opponents Widnes should they win over Magic Weekend.
Denis Betts’ Widnes will go into the game knowing a win will pull them away from the bottom of the table and could start a late push for the Super League play-offs if they are victorious at the Etihad Stadium.
Salford are without second-row Chris Nero, who is continuing his recovery from a neck injury he suffered in last week’s defeat by Bradford Bulls. Nero is replaced by Jordan James, with prop Jacob Emmitt also named in Noble’s 19-man squad.
Widnes are boosted by the news that two key players signed new contracts this week as winger Patrick Ah Van and full-back Rhys Hanbury both extended their stay at Stobart Stadium Halton. Prop Adam Lawton makes way for the Vikings, who make their second Magic Weekend appearance.
Salford City Reds 19-man squad: Broughton, Gibson, Gleeson, Gaskell, Foran, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Godwin, Mauro, James, Neal, Fages, Sneyd, McGoldrick, Evalds, Griffin, A.
Widnes Vikings 19-man squad: Allen, Brown, Clarke, Craven, Dean, Flynn, Gore, Hanbury, Joseph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, O’Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.
Magic Weekend summary:
Salford: Won 1, Lost 4
Widnes: Won 0, Lost 1
(No previous Magic Weekend meeting)
Super League summary:
Salford won 7
Widnes won 4
Salford highest score: 38-18 (A, 2012) (also widest margin)
Widnes highest score: 58-24 (H, 2013) (Widest margin: 46-8, A, 2012)