Super League match preview: London Broncos v Salford City Reds
Last Updated: 29/06/13 3:00pm
London Broncos host Salford City Reds at The Twickenham Stoop on Saturday in a battle of Super League's bottom sides.
London go into the clash on the back of a 46-14 defeat at Wakefield last time out, while Salford went down 52-10 at home to St Helens.
Broncos head coach Tony Rea is set to give debuts to scrum-half Jamie Soward, who is expected to start on the bench just hours after flying in from Sydney, and centre Ryan Shaw, who has joined on loan from Swinton.
Another loan signing, Jacob Fairbank, and local youngsters Joel Wicks and Harry Little will make their home debuts while prop Mark Bryant is out through suspension.
Rea is relishing the home crowd watching Wicks and Little in action, with the pair having performed well on their debuts against Wakefield last time.
He said: "They are coming in prepared and ready for it. It's a great opportunity for our home fans to be able to see these kids come through and enjoy them.
"They will definitely hold their spot, they were terrific. That's based on performance and not injuries, they've done a great job."
Salford coach Brian Noble will stick largely with the side that lost at home to Saints, with an improved showing in the latest defeat.
He may give a run-out to young full-back Niall Evalds while prop Jake Emmitt is facing a late fitness test.
London squad Bishay, Colbon, Dixon, Dollapi, Dorn, Fairbank, Fisher, Grady, Krasniqi, Little, McMeeken, Melling, Robertson, Sarginson, Shaw, Soward, Woodburn-Hall, Wheeldon, Wicks.
Salford squad: Ashurst, Broughton, Dixon, Emmitt/Owen, Evalds, Fages, Gaskell, Gibson, Gleeson, Godwin, Griffin, James, McGoldrick, McPherson, Neal, Sneyd, Walne, Wild, Williams.
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Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
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Fri 17th Jul
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Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
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Thu 23rd Jul
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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
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Wakefield prop Justin Poore has been warned over a tackle on Hull's Shannon McDonnell on Monday night.
Stevo says Wakefield's forwards are driving them up the Super League table after their win at Hull FC.
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