Match Preview: Salford (A)

In association with Davanti Tyres, here is everything you need to know ahead of Thursday’s Betfred Super League Round 5 clash against Salford Red Devils.

The Warriors face the Red Devils at the Salford Community Stadium where Matt Peet’s side will be aiming to continue their perfect start to the season.

Squad News

Peet has made two changes to the 21-player squad he named for Wigan’s win over London Broncos last time out, as Liam Byrne and Liam Marshall return in place of Jacob Douglas and Jack Farrimond.

Wigan squad for Salford:


Salford will be without former Warriors Cade Cust (failed HIA), Brad Singleton and Chris Hankinson who all miss out after picking up knocks in their Round 4 win at St Helens, however, Amir Bourouh and Joe Shorrocks have been included in Paul Rowley’s squad for the fixture.

The hosts announced the signing of Gil Dudson on a season-long loan from Warrington Wolves on Wednesday morning, with the forward available for selection against the Warriors.

Previous Meetings

The Warriors have won the last nine meetings between the sides, including three victories over the Red Devils last season.

Last 10 meetings:

  • Wigan 26, Salford 8 (SLR24, 1/9/23)
  • Salford 6, Wigan 26 (SLR16, 25/6/23)
  • Wigan 20, Salford 16 (SLR6, 24/3/23)
  • Salford 12, Wigan 30 (SLR15, 10/6/22)
  • Wigan 30, Salford 24 (SLR10, 24/4/22)
  • Wigan 20, Salford 0 (CCR6, 25/3/22)
  • Wigan 16, Salford 6 (SLR18, 6/8/21)
  • Salford 16, Wigan 17 (SLR7, 22/5/21)
  • Wigan 58, Salford 12 (SLR17, 23/10/20) (at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens)
  • Salford 18, Wigan 14 (SLR7, 13/3/20)

Super League summary:

  • Salford wins: 8
  • Wigan wins: 50
Coaches Quotes

Matt Peet spoke to the press at Robin Park Arena on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the clash against the Red Devils.

Peet said: “For as long as I’ve been in this role some of our most intense games have been against Salford, so we’re under no illusions about the kind of challenge that we have.

“From me and the club, there’s a massive amount of respect for what Paul Rowley does with his team – they play attractive rugby, but they’re also always hard-working and connected.”

Read Peet’s pre-match quotes in full HERE.


Match tickets will be available to purchase ahead of kick off from the Salford Community Stadium, but will be subject to a £1.50 price increase.

Please note anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Car Parking

Parking at the Salford Community Stadium is available to book HERE – this also includes disabled parking. Supporters will be required to enter their registration number at the time of booking, and pre-booking is advised with limited availability remaining.

Kit Check

The Warriors will play in their charity third shirt for the first time on Thursday night – more information on the kit is available HERE.

Not got yours? All our 2024 Kappa match and training wear is available to purchase in-store and online HERE.

Match Officials

The referee in charge of the clash will be Chris Kendall, whilst Tom Grant has been selected as the video referee.

How to Follow

Watch Live

Supporters can watch the match live on Super League + with individual game passes available to purchase now for £6.99 HERE. Game passes will increase to £9.99 on Thursday, with monthly and annual passes also available.

The clash will also be shown live on Sky Sports Arena.

Listen Live

Listen to free audio commentary of Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors from 7:50pm via our Mixlr page HERE. Alternatively, you can simply use the pop out player below:

WiganTV is on Mixlr

Social Media:

As an alternative to following the game, Wigan fans can keep up-to-date with every piece of the action via our social media channels and website:

  • X (@WiganWarriorsRL) – live game updates and reaction at the final hooter.
  • Instagram (@wiganwarriorsrl) – behind-the-scenes action, both before and after kick-off.
  • Facebook (Wigan Warriors) – live matchday information and reaction.
  • Website ( – post-match reaction including match report, and head coach and players reaction.
Wednesday 13 March 2024