Sheens issues rallying cry to Salford supporters

Salford’s director of rugby Tim Sheens has issued a plea to Salford supporters to get behind their team when Salford face Wakefield on Friday.

Following victory over Widnes at Magic Weekend, Salford are just four points behind the eight-placed Vikings with eight rounds of Super League action remaining despite their six points deduction.

Next up for Salford are the in form Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, who are just four points behind second-placed Warrington after an exceptional start to life under new head coach Chris Chester.

And Sheens has pleaded with the Red Devils following to turn up in their thousands at the AJ Bell Stadium.

“We’re going into four Friday night games and I think three of them are at home,” Sheens said.

“So we really need plenty of support, particularly against Wakefield. Within the confides of the stadium here, even 5, 6 or 7 thousand people would be a huge crowd and a huge difference. I ask the fans to get out there and support the team this week.

“It’s no fluke to win eight out of nine so it’s a big game and if we’re going to stay in the race for the play-offs we need to beat this side and win each game, particularly at home. We’re really committed to making this our house and being tough to beat here, and we are tough to beat here.

“We’re competitive in every game; you know you’re not going to get an easy beat with the Red Devils at the moment. In saying that we’re going to need some support. I’d hate to think Wakefield would bring more supporters than ours that turn up. What we’re going to need is a lot of support.”