Team news and statistics ahead of weekend Super League action

James Roby - back for St Helens
James Roby - back for St Helens

Team news and statistics ahead of this week's Betfred Super League play-off action.

Thursday, September 26

Elimination semi-final

Salford (3) v Castleford (5)

Salford coach Ian Watson sticks with the team that pushed Wigan so close last Friday, with Greg Burke and Josh Wood set to drop out of the 19-man squad.

Castleford have loose forward Nathan Massey back from a shoulder injury while winger Greg Eden returns in place of Calum Turner, who was hurt in the win at Warrington.

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

Last six league matches: Salford W W W W W L Castleford W W L W L W.

Top try-scorers: Niall Evalds (Salford) 22; James Clare (Castleford) 15.

Top goal-scorers: Krisnan Inu (Salford) 77; Peter Mata'utia (Castleford) 51.

Friday, September 27

Qualifying semi-final

St Helens (1) v Wigan (2)

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook expects skipper James Roby to play despite aggravating a groin injury in the last match but has called back-up hooker Aaron Smith into his squad as a precaution.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam has included hooker Sam Powell in his 19-man squad despite him picking up a wrist injury in the win over Salford. Forward Oliver Partington returns from suspension but centre Dan Sarginson has failed to recover from a hamstring injury.

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

Last six league matches: St Helens W W W W W W Wigan W W W W W W.

Top try-scorers: Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 23; Liam Marshall (Wigan) 15.

Top goal-scorers: Lachlan Coote (St Helens) 95; Zak Hardaker (Wigan) 89.

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