Red Devils v Rhinos: Teams

Salford Red Devils will be hoping to make it a fourth consecutive league success on Friday night when title-challenge Leeds Rhinos visit the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Red Devils are starting to pay dividends on Marwan Koukash's investment following victories over Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC and Hull KR in recent weeks.

Koukash insists Salford are still five years behind the Rhinos in terms of development, however, head coach Iestyn Harris will be confident they can upset the odds.

Leeds toppled the Red Devils 32-4 at Headingley in April, although Salford have strengthened since with the additions of Kevin Locke, Mason Caton-Brown and Josh Griffin.

Caton-Brown has been a try-scoring machine since joining from London Broncos, Griffin helped inspire their win over the Robins while Locke is expected to be fit after missing out last Sunday.

New Zealand international Locke made a try-scoring debut against the Giants, but has missed out on their last two wins due to a groin strain.

The Red Devils, who are just four points adrift of eighth-placed Widnes Vikings in the race for the playoffs, are without suspended duo Gareth Hock and Tommy Lee.

\"We are five years behind Leeds and making steady progress. Will be a good test on Friday and we need to be at our very best to compete,\" Tweeted Koukash.

Leeds will be without captain Kevin Sinfield for Friday trip west along the M62 after he picked up a two-match ban for headbutting Castleford's Luke Dorn in last Thursday's 24-24 draw.

Danny McGuire will take the captain's armband for the AJ Bell Stadium clash and he could be partnered by Liam Sutcliffe in the halves.

Fellow youngsters Brad Singleton, Elliot Minchella and Josh Walters have also been drafted into coach Brian McDermott's 19-man squad.

\"It seems every game we play is a tough game. I can't remember an easy game, whether we score a lot of points or whether we lose or win, they are tough, intense games,\" McDermott told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

\"While it's not easy week-in, week-out dealing with that - it makes your job hard to operate at that level - in actual fact it's what you want. You want to be running at that intensity week-in and week-out, because, at the end of the year, you have got to be like that.\"

Salford Red Devils: Fages, Rapira, Evalds, Sa'u, Johnson, Tasi, Chase, J. Walne, Walton, Locke, Owen, Caton-Brown, Ashurst, Puletua, Hansen, Morley, J. Griffin, Tomkins, D. Griffin.

Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, S. Ward, Delaney, Bailey, T. Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Singleton, Minchella, Walters.

Don't miss any of the Super League action on Friday night as Salford Red Devils take on Leeds Rhinos live on Sky Sports 3 from 7.30pm