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Squad | Ian Watson could name two debutants against Wigan

Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad for Friday’s trip to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Warriors.
Off-season additions Levy Nzoungou and Gavin Bennion could both be in line to make their competitive debuts for the Red Devils following successful spells on loan.
Club Captain Weller Hauraki returns to the squad alongside another one of the off-season newcomers Ben Nakubuwai who – before last weekend – had played 11 consecutive fixtures in 2018.
Daniel Murray could also be set to return to the team off the back of a new two-year deal with the Club.
Mark Flanagan, Lee Mossop, and Josh Jones are the forwards who miss out while Rob Lui is still recovering from a minor injury picked up in the recent victory over Wakefield.
Niall Evalds is ruled out due to failing a concussion assessment in last weekend’s defeat against St Helens.
Manu Vatuvei and Kriss Brining remained sidelined with the latter due to undergo surgery in the coming days.
The full 19-man squad can be seen below:

Squad | Ian Watson names his 19-man squad to face St Helens on Thursday

Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad as the Salford Red Devils look to make it three successive victories as they host St Helens. 
Lee Mossop is available for selection for Thursday’s game after missing the win over Wakefield after failing a concussion assessment the week prior against Huddersfield. Lama Tasi also returns to the squad for after overcoming an illness that kept him out of the victory last week against Trinity.
Jake Shorrocks could be set to start for Ian Watson’s side as Rob Lui is sidelined after picking up a calf injury last Friday. Weller Hauraki also remains sidelined.
Forward quartet Luke Burgess, George Griffin, Daniel Murray and Tyrone McCarthy may all retain their places in the side after returning to action in the dominant victory over Wakefield.
Here is the full 19-man squad:

 

Preview | Huddersfield Giants vs Salford Red Devils | Sunday 15th April

Salford Red Devils travel to Huddersfield today with the aim of getting back to winning ways and here is everything you need to know ahead of the tie.
Last Time Out
Salford fell to defeat against Warrington in their last outing however the scoreline flattered the Wolves. A slow start saw Steve Price’s men take control with tries from Toby King and Josh Charnley. The Red Devils did cross through Rob Lui but in the end left themselves with too much to do.
It was a similar story for Huddersfield who conceded five tries in the first half last weekend against Castleford. The Giants began a fightback through tries from Daniel Smith and an Innes Senior double but in the end, Castleford were just too strong.
Form
Salford head into the today’s game with two wins from their last five outings. Two impressive home victories against Hull FC and Catalans were either side of a disappointing loss against Widnes which saw the Vikings score two late tries.
Defeat to Leeds on Easter Monday was followed by a spirited performance against Warrington which saw the visitors runaway with a scoreline which didn’t reflect the game on the field. The Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways against a side they overcame at the John Smith’s Stadium last season.
Huddersfield head into this afternoon’s game without a win in any of their last five Betfred Super League outings. The Giants’ last victory came on Friday 9th March in a 16-28 win over Widnes Vikings.
Since then the Giants suffered heavy defeats to Hull Kingston Rovers, Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons. A solitary point is all Huddersfield have earned from this run of fixtures thanks to a 22-22 draw with Leeds Rhinos on Good Friday. Huddersfield improved last week against Castleford but still couldn’t get back to winning ways.
Previous Meetings
Salford have an impressive record against Huddersfield in recent years winning five of the last six meetings between the sides and four consecutive fixtures against the Giants.
The most recent meeting saw the Red Devils hammer the Giants 52-14 in last year’s Super 8s which followed a 36-20 win at the AJ Bell Stadium and a 30-20 victory at Huddersfield in the 2017 Betfred Super League.
The Red Devils have also enjoyed playing at the John Smith’s Stadium over the years winning on each of their last four visits. However, these have always been close affairs with their last three victories at Huddersfield all coming by ten points or less. Huddersfield’s last win over Salford came in 2016 thanks to a Danny Brough drop-goal at the AJ Bell Stadium
Head-to-Head
There is only one head-to-head to look at ahead of today’s game against Huddersfield and that is the one between both playmakers Rob Lui and Danny Brough.
Lui had to move to full-back last weekend due to Niall Evalds being sidelined but expect the Australian half to move back into his more natural role and look to unlock the Giants defence.
Huddersfield’s key man is Brough who has been central to any success at the John Smith’s Stadium over the last few years. Brough’s kicking game is always a threat whether it be from inside his own half or on the opposition line.
Squads
Huddersfield: Turner, Murphy, Gaskell, Brough, Ikahihifo, Leeming, Wakeman, Hinchcliffe, Rankin, Roberts, Ta’ai, Clough, Smith, Walne, Mellor, McIntosh, English, Simpson, Senior.
Salford: Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Evalds, Lui, Littlejohn, Kopczak, Tomkins, Griffin, Jones, Hauraki, Flanagan, Tasi, Lannon, Nakubuwai, Wood, Olpherts, Mossop, Bibby.

Squad | Salford Red Devils sign Jake Shorrocks on one-month loan

Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm the acquisition of half-back Jake Shorrocks on one-month loan deal from fellow Betfred Super League club Wigan Warriors.
While Shorrocks wasn’t available for the Catalans fixture on Good Friday, the 22-year-old will be in line for selection in each of the Club’s next five Betfred Super League fixtures including the Easter Monday visit to Leeds Rhinos.
Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson said: “Jake is a quality young British half who featured heavily in Wigan’s first team a couple of years ago until his cruciate ligament injury unfortunately cut it short.
“He is now looking to build his reputation back up following this injury spell and I’d like to thank Wigan Warriors and Shaun Wane for allowing us to bring Jake in for a loan spell.
“With us being short and needing some competition in the halves and spine of the team it gives us another option.
“While we can help Jake rebuild, he can help us on the field this month and hopefully we’ll see some of Jake’s qualities which have made him one of the hottest prospects in the game.”
Salford Red Devils Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease said: “It’s nice to have been able to bring in Jake from Wigan to help us with the busy schedule over Easter and the forthcoming weeks.
“Jake is a quality young player who I’ve been a fan of for a while now and we’re hoping he can prove how good he is during this loan spell.
“Our player recruitment is still ongoing as we look to bolster our squad for the remainder of the 2018 season.”