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Salford skipper Lee Mossop reveals sleepless nights earlier than getting Wembley go forward


LEE Mossop has revealed he didn’t sleep for 48 hours as he waited to listen to if his Problem Cup ultimate hopes could be wrecked by Covid-19.

The Salford captain was left panicking after he returned an inconclusive check for coronavirus early this week.

Lee Mossop admits he didn’t sleep for 2 nights whereas ready on outcomes of a Covid-19 check
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Happily, a retest got here again unfavourable, because it did for Mark Flanagan, that means he can face Leeds tomorrow – however not with no very nervous wait.

Prop Mossop, who admits it will likely be ‘gutting’ for the followers who waited 51 years for his or her membership to get again to Wembley and can’t go, stated: “It was terrible, trustworthy to God.

“I are usually somebody who doesn’t get fazed or confused by a lot however that’s most likely the primary time. I didn’t sleep for 2 nights.

“It was 48 hours of simply ready to see in the event you’re in a position to play in one of many largest events in rugby league. It was terrible.

“Fortunately we did our testing at first of the week in case something like this occurred. We most likely jinxed ourselves in planning for it!

Dan Sarginson, pictured celebrating his attempt that sealed Salford’s semi-final spot, will miss out after testing constructive for coronavirus
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“My missus and household didn’t sleep for 2 days both.”

Salford might be with out Dan Sarginson and Jack Ormondroyd after they examined constructive for Covid-19 – retests in case they have been a false end result additionally got here again constructive.

However boss Ian Watson revealed the complete again will nonetheless be a part of their plans to beat Leeds, because of trendy know-how.

He stated: “Dan’s going to play somewhat half for us. We’ve set it up that he can hyperlink into us in the course of the sport. Though Dan’s not at Wembley, he might be.

“You possibly can’t know it actually. He’s not on a ban and he’s not injured. For the time being, he’s no signs in any way.

Niall Evalds (proper) could play after Dan Sarginson was dominated out
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“However Dan has acquired his head round it fairly rapidly. Understanding their help is there’ll play a component. Sarg is part of us.”

Salford could welcome again Niall Evalds after a calf damage however Watson insisted taking part in him wouldn’t be a raffle.

He added: “It’s nice to have Niall to name upon. Our medical crew met him as we weren’t allowed in to coach and acquired him in that working mentality.

“It’s put Niall in a extremely good place. Niall and I have been speaking about fairytale endings. He was by no means anticipated to get match sufficient for Wembley and he’s leaving us on the finish of the 12 months.

“This may very well be a fairytale for Niall.”