Team news: Castleford v Salford (Sun)

Salford will look to follow up their impressive win at Catalans when they travel to Castleford on Sunday.

The Red Devils hammered the Dragons 46-0 in Perpignan which puts them level on points with the Tigers in the Super League table in the chasing pack behind St Helens.

Adam Walker is selected in Ian Watson’s 19-man squad for the first time after his drugs ban expired earlier this week, replacing Greg Burke.

Jake Bibby retains his place after an excellent two-try showing last week.

For Castleford, Oliver Holmes is in the 19-man squad and is in line to make his first appearance of the season after returning from a shoulder injury.

He comes in for Cory Aston, who this week joined Newcastle on loan.

Coach Daryl Powell told the club’s official website: “I think they’ve been a good side for a while now and a much better one since they started signing with a bit more stability in mind.

“They’ve got a really good coach there and I think he’s done a high quality job there. They’ve just been and tore Catalans apart.

“They have some good players in their ranks, Lussick is a good nine and the pack is really strong. Hastings running is challenging defences and he’s pretty smart as well. I think him and Lui are playing well at half back.”

Gordon’s gamble: Salford to be winning at half time and then Castleford to win the match is 11/2

Castleford 19-man squad: Clare, Cookson, Cook, Eden, Egodo, Foster, Holmes, Massey, Mata’utia, McShane, Milner, Minikin, Moors, O’Neill, Rankin, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Trueman, Watts.

Salford 19-man squad: Evalds, Chamberlain, Welham, Bibby, Lui, Dudson, Jones, Griffin, Flanagan, Lussick, Walker, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Tomkins, Murray, Olpherts, Sio, Turgut, Hastings.

Salford are 3/1 to repeat their heroics in France, while Castleford are relatively heavy 2/7 favourites to win for the fifth time in six games.

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