Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos: McDermott forced into making changes

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CHANGES WILL be made to a winning team when Leeds Rhinos travel to Salford Red Devils on Sunday.

Liam Sutcliffe will miss the game after suffering a hamstring injury in last week’s victory over St Helens, when he played at centre and winger Ash Handley and prop Jack Ormondroyd – an unused substitute – drop out.

Half-back Danny McGuire and forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan are available after suspension and Ashton Golding will return if he passes a fitness test on a hamstring problem.

Josh Walters is in contention after impressing for Featherstone Rovers last week and young centre/second-row Alex Sutcliffe could make his debut.

Rob Burrow, Brett Delaney and Brett Ferres remain on the injury list and long-term casualty Jimmy Keinhorst will not be risked as he works on his fitness.

Dan Murray, James Hasson, Jake Bibby and Josh Wood are vying for a Salford call-up with Logan Tomkins and Mark Flanagan out from the team which beat Huddersfield Giants last week.

James Child will referee Rhinos for the seventh time in 21 Betfred Super League rounds this season. They have won five of their previous six games with him in the middle.

Phil Bentham, Ben Thaler and Jack Smith have each refereed Rhinos three times in Super League 2017, Scott Mikalauskas twice and Chris Campbell, Chris Kendall and Robert Hicks once each.

Salford Red Devils: from Murdoch-Masila, Kopczak, Murray, O’Brien, Griffin, Johnson, Bibby, Hasson, Jones, Wood, Sa’u, Welham, Brining, Tasi, Dobson, Evalds, Krasniqi, Lui, Hauraki.

Leeds Rhinos: from Golding, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Galloway, Parcell, Cuthbertson, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Ward, Singleton, Garbutt, Mullally, Walters, Lilley, Walker, A Sutcliffe.

Referee: James Child (Batley).

Kick-off: Sunday, 3pm.

Ryan Hall.

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