Super League preview: Bradford Bulls v Salford City Reds
Last Updated: 31/03/13 3:28pm
Bradford will be looking forward to playing in front of their own fans again when they welcome Salford to Odsal Stadium on Easter Monday.
The Bulls had just one home fixture in the month of March, thrashing Hull KR 34-12 in round seven of the 2013 Super League season.
Since then they have experienced mixed fortunes on the road, losing to Catalan Dragons in Perpignan before grabbing an 18-18 draw against Leeds in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Substitute Adam Sidlow scored a last-gasp try and Jamie Foster added the conversion as Francis Cummins' side recorded their second draw of the campaign at Headingley on Thursday.
Chev Walker picked up a couple of knocks in that game against his former club and is not included in Bradford's 19-man squad to face the City Reds.
Matty Blythe is also sidelined, so Cummins has called up Adam O'Brien and Jobe Murphy. Elliott Whitehead is set to make his 100th appearance for the Yorkshire club if he is selected in the final 17.
Salford, meanwhile, make the trip across the Pennines boosted by their shock 21-20 triumph over high-flying Huddersfield on Good Friday.
Loan signing Lee Gaskell marked his debut for the Reds with a try as the Reds turned the formbook upside down, the result meaning they moved off the bottom of the standings.
They have yet to register a win on the road in 2013, however, with their best result on their travels so far being a 23-23 draw at Wakefield in round six.
Coach Alan Hunte has recalled Adam Walne from a loan spell at Oldham with Ashley Gibson ruled out due to a hamstring problem picked up in the Giants game.
Bradford: Donaldson, Sidlow, Langley, Manuokafoa, Bateman, Diskin, Kearney, Scruton, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Murphy, O'Brien, Foster.
Salford: Broughton, Gaskell, Foran, Jewitt, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Godwin, Nero, Boyle, James, Neal, Fages, Sneyd, Owen, Griffin, Murphy, Okanga-Ajwang, A. Walne
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round ten
Michael Lawrence has expressed his delight at making a try-scoring return against Widnes after recovering from injury.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott hit out at the high penalty count against his side in their 27-12 win at Catalans Dragons.
Leeds Rhinos overcame Ryan Bailey's second half red card to win 27-12 at the high-flying Catalan Dragons.
- Rea: London lack experience
- Gentle delighted with triumph
- Wigan boss wanted shut-out
- Cummins: We'll learn from win
- Millward wants consistency
- Betts: Scrap double header
- Bulls not threatened by Reds
- Hull bounce back at Wakefield
- Saints see off tame Tigers
- Brough leads Giants in rout
- Warriors run riot over Robins
- Wolves too good for Broncos
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