SALFORD RED Devils want to prove they are a better team than they showed at Headingley last season, coach Ian Watson says.
Salford’s 14-10 victory at AJ Bell Stadium was only their second against Rhinos in the summer era, but they lost the return fixture 8-0 and were defeated 30-8 at Leeds in the Qualifiers.
Both teams won last week after losing in Betfred Super League round one and Watson said: “It is an exciting game for us, to go to Headingley and right a couple of wrongs from last year.
“It was important for us to get that win on the board [at Huddersfield Giants] and get the feel-good factor about us and get some confidence going forward to Leeds.
“We showed some resilience last week and hopefully we can do it again.”
Watson said he is looking for a more consistent effort tonight.
“It’s about learning and improving every week and taking it forward so we can get that perfect performance,” he said.
Leeds have won 36 of the sides’ 38 Super League meetings and seven in succession at home against Salford.