Salford City Reds have named their 19-Man Squad for their opening home fixture against St Helens at The Willows on Friday (8pm) and see the return of Ray Cashmere, as Wayne Godwin misses out, starting the first of his two-match suspension.
The Reds have beaten St Helens in the corresponding fixture in each of the past two seasons – in fact you have to go back to 2007 for the last Saints win on Willows soil.
19 man Squad to face St Helens: Patten, Broughton, Henry, Nero, Gibson, Ratchford, Holdsworth, Neal, Godwin, Jewitt, Spencer, Adamson, Wild, Smith, Sneyd, Parker, Paleaaesina, Sidlow, Cashmere.
Match Sponsors for the game Carlsberg UK wished the lads well for their final season. Dominique Shirman, brand manager for Tetley’s at Carlsberg UK, said: “We are delighted to continue the long-standing relationship between Tetley’s and the Salford City Reds and we wish them every success in the upcoming Super League season.
“The aim for Carlsberg UK this year is to “Raise the Bar”… – that means to improve in everything we do and to be the best. Well here’s to the Reds being the very best in 2011!”
St Helens 19 Man Squad: Wellens, Gardner, Shenton, Soliola, Meli, Eastmond, Roby, Puletua, Wilkin, Flannery, Moore, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Clough, Dixon, Lomax, Magennis, Foster, Gaskell, Makinson.