SL Preview: Salford v Warrington

Salford have to make do without Kiwi international Kevin Locke, as they look to end a long losing streak against the Wolves.

Carl Forster returns to the squad.

Warrington are boosted by the return of Stefan Ratchford, while Brad Dwyer, who returned to the club from London Broncos this week, is included.

Mickey Higham departed the club for Leigh this week, and Dwyer should step up to replace the veteran.

Joel Morgan picked up a hip injury in the Challenge Cup game against Dewsbury last week.

Prediction: Warrington by 18 points.

Salford (19-man squad): Caton-Browne, Evalds, Fages, Forster, D Griffin, G Griffin, Hansen, Hauraki, Hood, Johnson, Jones-Bishop, Morley, Paterson, Sau, Taylor, Walton, A Walne, J Walne, Wood

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, England, Harrison, Hill, King, Laithwaite, Myler, O’Brien, Ormsby, Patton, Penny, Ratchford, Sims, Westwood.

Stats:

Warrington have won their last six meetings with Salford. The Red Devils’ last win against the Wolves was 48-24 at home on 29 June, 2012.

Salford have lost their last five matches. Their last win was 24-18 at home to Wigan on 6 April.

Super League Summary:

Salford won 15

Warrington won 27

Salford highest score: 48-24 (H, 2012) (Widest margin: 37-4, A, 1998)

Warrington highest score: 68-16 (MM, 2010); 68-10 (H, 2013) (Widest margin: 60-0, A, 2011)

Last 10 Meetings:

Warrington 22, Salford 8 (SLR1, 7/2/15)
Warrington 36, Salford 20 (SLR17, 22/6/14)
Salford 12, Warrington 28 (SLR5, 14/3/14)
Warrington 68, Salford 10 (SLR17, 2/6/13)
Warrington 52, Salford 6 (CCR5, 12/5/13)
Salford 4, Warrington 46 (SLR7, 15/3/13)
Salford 48, Warrington 24 (SLR19, 29/6/12)
Warrington 24, Salford 20 (SLR13, 6/5/12)
Warrington 16, Salford 18 (SLR17, 12/6/11)
Salford 0, Warrington 60 (SLR11, 22/4/11)

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