Marc Sneyd doesn’t mind when Salford are hit by an injury – the quality remains
MARC Sneyd doesn’t mind who is lining up next to him in a Salford shirt, he knows they’re good enough.
Take last week when they were down to 17 players in Hull and took 60 points to Hull FC.
And the Red Devils half-back is looking to make it another terrible day for bottom Wakefield, who have not scored in their last three games.
Boss Paul Rowley has a welcome selection headache today where he could bring back Danny Addy after eight months with a torn Achilles tendon.
However, Sneyd believes small proves beautiful, as he said: “Because we have such a small squad we train together all the time.
“It’s disappointing when you get injured but our players who come in are very well trained and really highly qualified people who come to do a job.
“We don’t have to change anything, which is very positive.
“We were devastated in Hull and we put in that performance, the proof is there. I don’t lose confidence no matter who’s playing.
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“I know for sure whoever comes in will do a job and know exactly how we’re playing. As an older player I feel like I should be doing more but I don’t really have to because who’s coming in.
“It has happened before and unfortunately it will happen again. Injuries are beyond our control. You can sit and linger on them, but there’s no point, just keep going.”
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Salford are desperate to put in a performance on their home turf after their two wins this season have been on the road – Wakefield are simply desperate.
But Sneyd isn’t buying into the points that Mark Applegarth’s men have seen in just 24 points in four games. He knows the potential is there as the focus is on the 14 goals conceded last Saturday, not the 60 they scored.
He added: “I don’t think I’ve ever been in that situation, but I can imagine it’s not a very pretty place.
“Looking back you can see the positive results from the attempts you get, they couldn’t.
“They will come to us with great despair, but we will not take it for granted. We consider it a big game. They still have the talent and the players who can do a little magic.
“If it stays in attack we can give points to any team, but a lot of emphasis has been placed on our defense. Put in a solid performance and then show what we’re capable of in attack.”
Sneyd, 32, achieved a personal milestone at his former club when he started his 1,000th Career goal – not that he knew much about it, even as Rowley commented on it.
He told SunSport: “I had absolutely no idea. Paul walked up to me and made a joke about, ‘Don’t take two just because you need them.’ I just looked at him like ‘What are you talking about?’
“It’s always nice to have them, isn’t it? And 1,000 needs something to do. I spend a lot of time on my kicks and am very proud of them, but personal ones are more for retirement.
“I’ll just keep kicking them for now and do what’s best for the current situation.”
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