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Super League club unable to name full squad for Round Five

In Super League Round Five, Salford Red Devils will look to continue their giant killing trend by taking on Wigan Warriors.

They ended St Helens’ unbeaten start to the Super League season last week and this week they will be hoping to do the same against the Super League Champions.

But, as is often the case with Salford Red Devils in Super League, the club have been struck by a number of key blows and have only been able to name a 20-man squad for the game.

Head Coach Paul Rowley confirmed his squad to face Wigan Warriors on Thursday night on Tuesday lunch time.

After three consecutive Betfred Super League victories, the Red Devils are full of confidence, especially after a history-making Round 4 result.

Deon Cross’ 75th minute winner ended a 44-year wait for a win at St Helens, but the games just keep getting tough for Rowley and co, with world champions, Wigan Warriors in town.

There are a few changes to the squad from Friday night. After failing a HIA following a collision with Saints’ Morgan Knowles, Cade Cust is missing for this one due to concussion protocols.

Brad Singleton and Chris Hankinson have also picked-up knocks and drop-out of the 20-man squad.

However, David Nofoaluma, absent in the previous round, is back in the squad and in contention for his Salford Red Devils debut.

Rowley hoping for double Super League delight

After the win over St Helens, Paul Rowley spoke to the club’s official website. He said: “It’s really nice. To break record is always nice, isn’t it?

“We always expect to win, we always prepare to win, but we also know and have a lot of respect for this great club (St Helens). They’ve been a champion side for a long time and they still are.

“So to come here and get a result you’ve got to be committed and you’ve got to be in the right mindset to have a physical encounter and I thought our boys character, and commitment to the cause was fantastic, as it has been all season.”

On the performance and what it means to beat such a world class team on their own patch, Rowley continued: “I can’t speak highly enough of them. I actually thought we left some points on the field, as well.

“I thought we deserved the victory and I’m very, very proud of the players, of the staff and the supporters as well, who were – as they always are – they sing when we win, they sing when we lose and they’re very consistent.

“I’m pleased for them, they’ve got their moment. It’s a rare thing St Helens losing at home, so we’ve enjoyed that!”

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