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  • Hansen,
    Goals: Locke,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 31st Aug 2014
  • KO 15:00
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Super League: Wakefield Wildcats v Salford Red Devils preview

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.

Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Warrington vs Salford
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
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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