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
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 HelensvsHuddersfield 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 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
Shaun Wane felt Wigan let themselves down in the second-half of their 36-6 victory over Bradford at Odsal.
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