Written by Callum Walker
Friday 23rd October, 17:30, Super League Round 17, Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, Wigan Warriors versus Salford Red Devils Match Preview
It’s second versus eighth as Wigan take on Salford in a bid to confirm their place in the top four. The Red Devils, however, are likely to have a hangover from their Challenge Cup defeat to Leeds at the weekend which could let the Warriors take advantage. Wigan, meanwhile, won bravely against Warrington, 18-14, to halt a two-game losing run.
Wigan boss Adrian Lam recalls Oliver Gildart, Joe and George Burgess with Amir Bourouh, Sam Halsall and Sean O’Loughlin missing out.
|21 Man Squad|
|Jake Bibby||Joe Bullock|
|George Burgess||Joe Burgess|
|Tony Clubb||Liam Farrell|
|Ben Flower||Bevan French|
|Oliver Gildart||Joe Greenwood|
|Zak Hardaker||Jackson Hastings|
|Willie Isa||Thomas Leuluai|
|Dom Manfredi||Oliver Partington|
|Sam Powell||Joseph Shorrocks|
|Brad Singleton||Harry Smith|
Coach: Adrian Lam
Salford Red Devils
Salford’s 21-man squad sees Ed Chamberlain, Andy Ackers and Olly Ashall-Bott return. Kris Welham, Kevin Brown, Ryan Lannon drop out.
|21 Man Squad|
|Andy Ackers||Oliver Ashall-Bott|
|Chris Atkin||Greg Burke|
|Ed Chamberlain||Gil Dudson|
|Niall Evalds||Mark Flanagan|
|James Greenwood||Sebastine Ikahihifo|
|Krisnan Inu||Elliott Kear|
|Tuimoala Lolohea||Joey Lussick|
|Tyrone McCarthy||Lee Mossop|
|Pauli Pauli||Oliver Roberts|
|Kallum Watkins||Rhys Williams|
Coach: Ian Watson
Salford triumphed 18-14 when the two last met in March, which was actually their second win in two games against the Warriors.
Wigan by 20