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Last updated: 30th August 2014  

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Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Wildcats will be looking to keep their slim playoff hopes alive on Sunday when they go head-to-head at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The pair find themselves 10th and 11th in the table respectively, four points adrift of eighth-placed Widnes Vikings with only three rounds of the regular season remaining.

Defeat will end any hopes of a top-eight finish for either club. Salford have come on leaps and bounds under head coach Iestyn Harris and this weekend's match is sure to be intriguing as he takes on another young coach in Wakefield's Jake Webster.

Wildcats hooker or half-back Pita Godinet is back from a six-week absence with a knee injury, with Jarrod Sammut switching to full-back in place of teenager Max Jowitt, who made his debut in the defeat at St Helens.

On-loan scrum-half Tim Smith is free to play against his parent club after leaving Wakefield at the end of last season to make the switch to the AJ Bell Stadium.

Need to win

"The top eight hasn't really been spoken about but we just want to win. We need to win games," said Webster.

"Obviously with the weeks off due to the Challenge Cup and losing the last two, it seems like a while since we won a game so we want to go out and win there.

"We understand Salford are playing really well. We've done a lot of work on them and they have got some great players in their team."

Salford, meanwhile, are without forward Steve Rapira, who has returned home to New Zealand on compassionate leave, and coach Harris will plug the gap with either Darrell Griffin or Andrew Dixon.

Winger Josh Griffin is also available after sitting out the win over Catalan Dragons.

Wakefield Wildcats: D. Smith, Riley, Collis, Sykes, Lauitiiti, Raleigh, McShane, Gilmour, Sammut, Washbrook, Godinet, Owen, Anderson, T. Smith, Tautai, Lyne, Molloy, Wildie, Kirmond.

Salford Red Devils: Ashurst, Chase, Fages, D. Griffin, J. Griffin, Caton-Brown, Lee, Locke, Morley, Dixon, Evalds, Hansen, Sa'u, Puletua, Tasi, Tomkins, Johnson, J. Walne, Walton.

First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - January 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Castleford Tigers 0 0
2 Catalans Dragons 0 0
3 Huddersfield Giants 0 0
4 Hull FC 0 0
5 Hull K R 0 0
6 Leeds Rhinos 0 0
7 Salford Red Devils 0 0
8 St Helens 0 0
9 Wakefield Wildcats 0 0
10 Warrington Wolves 0 0
11 Widnes Vikings 0 0
12 Wigan Warriors 0 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
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First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Saturday 7th February
15:00Warrington vs Salford
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield

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