Leigh Sports Village to host Wildcats’ crucial Super League clash against Salford City Reds

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SALFORD City Reds have confirmed that Saturday’s match against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will take place at Leigh Sports Village (kick-off 6.15pm).

The match, Wakefield’s final one of the regular Super League campaign, was due to take place at 8pm on Friday night at The Salford City Stadium, the Reds’ regular home.

But owing to Wildcats’ battle with Bradford Bulls for the final play-off spot, Sky have picked the game to be televised on Saturday night.

And with Sale Sharks, who share Salford’s stadium, also playing at home on the same day in front of the ESPN cameras, the Reds have been forced to switch the match to Leigh.

A Salford club statement read: “Due to existing fixture commitments Salford City Stadium is unavailable at the required time.

“The club would like to reassure the supporters that all other options were fully explored, but due to the lateness of the rearrangement the only viable solution was to play the game at another venue.

“Salford City Reds and Salford City Stadium would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

“Supporters do not need to exchange tickets for this fixture – all existing paper tickets and membership cards will be valid for entry at the alternate venue.”

Wakefield just need to equal or better Bradford’s result at Catalans Dragons, which kicks-off at 3pm BST, to secure their place in the top-eight.

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