Salford Red Devils in major triple injury boost as banned starlet cleared to play

Drew Darbyshire
Brodie Croft, Ryan Brierley and Andy Ackers Salford Red Devils

Brodie Croft, Ryan Brierley and Andy Ackers will return for Salford Red Devils this weekend

Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley has confirmed that they will welcome back three key players in Sunday’s clash with Leeds Rhinos.

Spine players Brodie Croft, Ryan Brierley and Andy Ackers are all set to return to Rowley’s side to face the Rhinos at the Salford Stadium on Sunday afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

The Red Devils were without the key trio for their 32-6 defeat Wakefield last Friday night.

“Ackers, Brodie and Ryan will be back so they are our three returning,” Rowley told Love Rugby League whilst revealing three more injuries which he didn’t name.

“It will up us certainly in our attacking prowess, we’ve lost three more but you can wait until the squad comes out to have a look at that one but it’s good to have them back and they had a good spring in their step at training.

“They all looked happy to be back and are looking forward to the game.”

Salford Red Devils starlet has ban overturned

Rowley also revealed that young hooker Amir Bourouh has had his one-match ban overturned and is free to play in Sunday’s game against Leeds.

Bourouh, 22, was given a one-match suspension by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel for Grade B other contrary behaviour in last week’s defeat at Wakefield.

But Rowley revealed that Bourouh has had his ban overturned following a hiccup in the disciplinary process.

Rowley said: “It was an RFL mistake so we found out today that they added up his previous whatever that add up to create a ban.

“Our administration looked into it today and they’ve calculated wrong and incorrectly and awarded him a match ban, but he’s not banned. He’s free to play.”

The Red Devils welcome the Rhinos to the Salford Stadium on Sunday afternoon,  3pm kick-off.

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