Team news: Salford v Hull KR (Sat)

Ken Sio is set to feature for the first time since March, while captain Joel Tomkins returns for the Robins.

Salford Head Coach Ian Watson has made just one change to the side which defeated Leeds last Friday. Ken Sio returns from injury and is set to come up against his former side, with Mark Flanagan dropping out of the 19-man squad.

Tim Sheens has made three alterations following Sunday’s defeat to St Helens. Joel Tomkins returns alongside Will Dagger and Owen Harrison to take the place of Ryan Lannon (foot), Will Oakes (quad) and Antoni Maria, who is cup-tied.

Messenger’s money-maker: Salford are priced at 5/4 to win both halves. 

Salford’s 19-man squad: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby, Rob Lui, Lee Mossop, Josh Wood, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Daniel Murray, Derrell Olpherts, Ken Sio, Krisnan Inu, Jackson Hastings.

Hull KR’s 19-man squad: Craig Hall, Ben Crooks, Jimmy Keinhorst, Ryan Shaw, Danny McGuire, Robbie Mulhern, Shaun Lunt, Joel Tomkins, Weller Hauraki, Chris Atkin, Junior Vaivai, Danny Addy, George Lawler, Ryan Lannon, Kane Linnett, Josh Drinkwater, Will Dagger, Owen Harrison, Adam Rooks.

Salford are 3/10 favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, while Hull KR are priced at 11/4 to pick up victory at the AJ Bell Stadium. 

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