New COVID development plunges club into new crisis

Salford head coach Ian Marshall has revealed that the Red Devils are the latest side to be suffering heavily from COVID-19, throwing their fixture with Castleford on Sunday into jeopardy.

With a number of – if not most of the first-team – isolating, just seven players took to the training field on Wednesday afternoon, Marshall reported to the Manchester Evening News.

“We’ve got five players positive and around 10 or 11 isolating,” Marshall said. “We’ve had seven players in training today.”

Salford have already had two games postponed – against Hull FC and Wakefield – due to the ongoing COVID-19 problems at the club, but this weekend’s fixture is even more important for their opponents.

Castleford – who haven’t played since their defeat to Catalans on the 24 June – will be going head-to-head with St Helens next weekend in the Challenge Cup final.

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