Super League rugby match preview: Salford City Reds v Hull FC
Last Updated: 13/04/13 2:52pm
Salford City Reds have named four changes to their 19-man squad to face Hull FC at the Salford City Stadium in Saturday's Super League clash.
Centres Lee Gaskell and Edwin Okanga-Ajwang have been left out of Alan Hunte's selections while winger Danny Williams and former England schoolboy international centre Jon Ford make the squad.
Utility back Niall Evalds gets the nod ahead of Jack Murphy as the City Reds aim to bounce back following successive defeats.
Meanwhile prop Jacob Emmitt is included in the 19-man squad and could make his debut for the club following his mid-season switch from Castleford Tigers.
Hull forward Danny Tickle looks set to spend the next two months on the sidelines after sustaining a knee injury in the second half of last week's victory against Catalan Dragons.
Hull FC coach Peter Gentle has opted to bring prop Chris Green back into the squad to cover Tickle's absence.
Gentle's side have marched into form with victories against Wakefield and Catalans in the last two weeks to lift them up to ninth in the standings.
The consecutive wins have left Hull just two points behind rivals Hull KR and only three off Warrington in fourth place.
At the foot of the table the City Reds have won only two games this campaign seeing them slump to 13th in the Super League table.
In the five previous meetings between the sides the City Reds' lone victory came in February 2012 when they edged a 24-22 win at home to Hull.
Salford:Broughton, Gleeson, D. Williams, Foran, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Godwin, Nero, James, Neal, Fages, Sneyd, Owen, Evalds, Griffin, Ford, A. Walne, Emmitt.
Hull:Arundel, Briscoe, Bowden, Crooks, Crookes, Green, Hadley, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, O'Meley, Pitts, Shaul, Watts, Westerman, Whiting.
What they said...
Salford City Reds interim coach Alan Hunte
"Every game is different and in some everything clicks, and then in others, for one reason or another, they just do not.
"Any side facing the likes of Martin Gleeson and Jodie Broughton who have international experience though at differing levels, together with Marc Sneyd and Theo Fages will have their own defensive structures tested."
Hull FC coach Peter Gentle
"We've come into our own a little bit the last couple weeks as they've started to dry out and we've found a few offloads again. That's probably our game and it's helped the backs.
"But I thought we were solid defensively too against Catalan, although we were disappointed to concede a late try when we let our concentration slip for a moment."
First Utility Super League
Thu 26th Mar
Salford Red Devils36 - 8Widnes Vikings
Fri 27th Mar
Castleford Tigers20 - 14Hull FC
Hull K R24 - 22St Helens
Warrington Wolves10 - 29Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors52 - 10Wakefield Wildcats
Sat 28th Mar
Catalans Dragons22 - 38Leeds Rhinos
Thu 2nd Apr
Hull FCvsHull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Fri 3rd Apr
Castleford TigersvsLeeds Rhinos
Wigan WarriorsvsSt Helens
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Mon 6th Apr
Warrington WolvesvsCastleford Tigers
Hull K R0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Wigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
Catalans DragonsvsWidnes Vikings
Fri 10th Apr
Hull FCvsWidnes Vikings
Sat 11th Apr
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Castleford TigersvsHull K R
Sun 12th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0St Helens
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan WarriorsvsWarrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St HelensvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Super League 2013, round twelve
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Tony Smith remained calm after Warrington held off a late rally by Wakefield for a 41-34 victory in West Yorkshire
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