Huddersfield Giants opposition guide: Salford City Reds

SALFORD’S players will go into tonight’s game at the Willows with the harsh words of their coach Matt Parish still ringing in their ears from last weekend’s 52-18 home reversal at the hands of Super League leaders Wigan.

SALFORD’S players will go into tonight’s game at the Willows with the harsh words of their coach Matt Parish still ringing in their ears from last weekend’s 52-18 home reversal at the hands of Super League leaders Wigan.

Parish, who took the reins at Salford just last month, blasted his side for failing to compete with the Warriors for long spells of the contest.

The former Balmain Tigers player will be expecting a positive reaction from his squad against a Giants side who hammered them 52-22 at the Galpharm Stadium back in April.

And the City Reds will want to impress their own fans with just two games remaining at their historic home before their move to the City of Salford Community Stadium at Barton-upon-Irwell.

SALFORD winger Danny Williams was bucking the trend last weekend as he ran in two tries for the City Reds.

The 24-year-old was close to completing a hat trick but was denied by a last-ditch Sam Tomkins tackle as visitors Wigan piled on the agony as they notched a 52-18 win at the Willows.

The Leeds product has caught the eye since his recent return to the 13-a-side code.

Williams started out with his hometown club playing 15 times for the Rhinos before brief spells with Castleford and Hull – making two appearances with England.

However, he chanced his arm in rugby union joining Newcastle Falcons in 2008 where he notched 11 tries in 26 appearances.

This summer Williams decided to return to rugby league and, after a month’s trial with Hull KR in June, finally settled his future in Super League by signing for Salford on July 8.

By Car: From M62 pick up signs for the M60 and follow signs for Manchester (M602).Take the first exit signposted for Eccles and bear left off the slip road for Pendleton (A576). Proceed through five sets of traffic lights (approx 1 mile). At the brow of the hill turn right into Weaste Lane, passing the park on your left and Pendleton College on the right. The ground is approximately 250 yards on the right. Visiting supporters are strongly advised to use the Park and Ride option.

Park and Ride: Come off the M602 at Junction 2, head towards Eccles (third exit off the roundabout) and take the first left at the next roundabout taking you past the West One retail complex on the right. The free car park is next to the Ladywell Metrolink Station. The car park has CCTV and regular patrols and space for 400 cars. Take the Metrolink one stop up to the Weaste Metrolink station and then a short 250 yard walk up Weaste Road and Weaste Lane. If you show your Metrolink ticket when purchasing your match ticket at the ticket office on Willows Road, we will refund the Metrolink ticket.

By rail: Manchester Piccadilly is approximately four miles from the ground. You can then either take Metrolink (Eccles Line) to Weaste, which is a 250 yard walk from the ground. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly for about £8.

 

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