Stone wary of Salford

John Davidson

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone expects to face a “desperate” Salford team on Thursday night.

The Giants meet the Red Devils at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Salford are searching for their first win of 2017 after a round one loss to Wigan.

“Wigan were pretty clinical and the score at half-time probably didn’t reflect the difference between the teams,” Stone told PA Sport.

“I think they’re a dangerous team, they can score some points.

“You’ll find that the teams that got beat last week will be pretty desperate to get their first win on the board.

“You can’t win the competition in the first six weeks but you can make it hard for yourself if you don’t position yourself with a number of wins, and the way you play can certainly change if you’re playing for your life at the back end of the year.”