Salford Red Devils face Hull KR at Craven Park, looking to book a place in the Betfred Challenge Cup semi-final.

After edging a back and forth contest against Huddersfield Giants in Round 6, the high-flying Robins await in the quarter-final and present a totally different challenge for Paul Rowley’s men.

Just under a fortnight ago, the Red Devils beat the same opposition at Magic Weekend, with tries from Joe Burgess, Ken Sio and Chris Atkin the difference at St James’ Park.

Here’s everything you need to know before our clash in East Hull:


SQUAD NEWS

The only change to our 21-man squad this weekend is the return of Andrew Dixon.

After a short loan spell at Widnes – where the back-rower gained some valuable game time – he is back in the fold and available for selection.

Despite his exclusion from the match day squad last Friday, Joe Burgess remains part of the 21-man and will be hoping for a return to action this afternoon.

The only other injury scare from last weekend’s clash was Ryan Brierley, but our number one has come through some slight knee trouble and is available for selection.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Our Head Coach spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon, where making some more cup memories was certainly on the agenda.

When asked if this squad is capable of creating some special moments, Rowley said: “Definitely. We’re pretty chilled though, we don’t overdo it.

“We understand we’re going to a venue where they are really well supported and they’re a good team – so we know we will have to work really hard!”

He continued: “I looked at some stats; they’ve won the penalties and six-again’s every time – apart from one – at home, but they’ve only won them twice away.

“So that shows how much of an influence the crowd have on proceedings at Hull KR. So we’re going to have to be patient, disciplined and have a fair bit of substance about us.

“We’re not going to have it all our own way, we know understand that. But it’s a game against Hull KR, wherever it’s a quarter-final or a league match, it’s always tough.

“But as you know by now about this group, we relish and thrive in tough challenges. We’re looking good, trained well – so we’re happy enough!”

To watch Paul Rowley’s press conference in full, please click HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

A packed Salford faithful is expected behind the sticks this afternoon. There is still time to join them, with pay-on-the-day available for travelling supporters.