SL Preview: Wakefield v Salford

Interim Salford head coach Alan Hunte has made five changes to his 19-man squad ahead of their visit to Wakefield on Sunday.

The Reds will be hoping for a much better performance from the one they had in their last outing with London which saw them beaten 38-4.

Wakefield meanwhile will be wanting more of the same having run Catalan close, narrowly getting beat 29-22.

Lee Jewitt returns to the side following his one match ban for fighting whilst a return is also on the cards for Theo Fages who stopped breathing following a late tackle from Julian Bousquet in round two. Niall Evalds, Adam Neal and Gareth Owen are the other players who come into the 19-man squad with Danny Williams, Stephen Wild, Stuart Howarth, Ryan McGoldrick and Ben Glendhill dropping out.

Richard Agar has made two changes to his squad which sees Reece Lyne fit again having recovered from a pectoral injury. Vince Mellars is also included and Frankie Mariano is fit after suffering a banged head in the defeat in France. But Andy Raleigh is still a few weeks away from full fitness so drops out of the 19-man squad as does Matthew Wildie.

Wakefield 19-man squad: Mathers, Fox, Collis, L Smith, Cockayne, Sykes, T Smith, Poore, Aiton, Lauitiiti, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Trout, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin

Salford 19-man squad: Ashurst, Boyle, Broughton, Dixon, Evalds, Fages, Foran, Gibson, Gleeson, Godwin, Griffin, James, Mauro, McPherson, Murphy, Neal, Owen, Sneyd

Prediction: Despite five changes to the Salford side I think an in-form Wakefield side will win.

Super League summary:

Wakefield won 19
Salford won 11
1 draw
Wakefield highest score: 46-18 (H, 2004) (Widest margin: 36-6, H, 2010)
Salford highest score: 48-10 (H, 2006) (also widest margin)

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