Team news: Huddersfield v Salford (Fri)

Akuila Uate is set to make his Super League debut on Friday, while Ken Sio and Gil Dudson could make their official debuts for Salford.

Huddersfield Giants coach Simon Woolford is set to hand Fiji international Uate his Super League debut on Friday, alongside fellow new recruit Matt Frawley.

Giants’ winger Jermaine McGillvary is ruled out through injury and youngster Innes Senior could take his spot. Joe Wardle could make his second debut for Huddersfield.

Salford Red Devils coach Ian Watson is expected to hand Sio and Wales international Dudson their competitive debuts.

Turkey captain Jansin Turgut and Joey Lussick both featured for the Red Devils in last year’s Qualifiers campaign but could make their Super League bows on Friday.

Salford are without Ed Chamberlain and Josh Wood, who are out injured.

Drew’s dabble: Huddersfield’s massive off-season signing Uate is priced at 9/1 to score the first try!

Huddersfield’s 18-man squad: Darnell McIntosh, Jordan Turner, Akuila Uate, Lee Gaskell, Matt Frawley, Kruise Leeming, Suaia Matagi, Aaron Murphy, Alex Mellor, Michael Lawrence, Adam O’Brien, Oliver Roberts, Ukuma Ta’ai, Matty English, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Adam Walne, Innes Senior, Joe Wardle.

Salford’s 19-man squad: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Junior Sa’u, Jake Bibby, Rob Lui, Lee Mossop, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Mark Flanagan, Joey Lussick, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Logan Tomkins, Derrell Olpherts, Ken Sio, Jansin Turgut, Jackson Hastings.

Huddersfield’s odds to win the game are 2/5, while Salford are 2/1 with Betfred.

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