LAST time Salford Red Devils came to The Halliwell Jones Stadium, they ran The Wire ragged.

Indeed, head coach Steve Price did not hesitate to call the 36-12 defeat his side suffered on Good Friday as the worst performance of his tenure.

But how do they go about avoiding a repeat when Jackson Hastings and company come calling again tonight?

"Starting fast is the middles’ responsibility and I’m happy taking that on," prop Mike Cooper said.

"They jumped the gun on us on Good Friday and blew us away in the first 20 minutes.

"They got one over on us that day but we won’t be making that mistake again. We’ll be coming out firing."

With the likes of Hastings, Niall Evalds and Joey Lussick directing traffic, Salford have shown they are capable of the spectacular this season.

The proof is in the statistics – only The Wire and runaway leaders St Helens have scored more points than Ian Watson's side this season.

However, like many of the teams below the top two, inconsistency has tended to check their progress and they come into the game off the back of a home defeat to Huddersfield Giants.

While Hastings, who at the moment is Blake Austin's nearest rival for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel prize, will carry much of the threat, Cooper knows it is more than just him Warrington need to worry about.

"They have a lot of threats," he said.

"They throw a lot of inside balls at you, shift it to the edges then come back inside.

"They keep you on guard and throw a lot of shape at you but we know what’s coming.

"We’ve done a lot of video on them from the last game but also the game we played against them behind closed doors in pre-season.

"We’ve got a fair idea of what’s coming our way and we’ve worked on a few ways to break them down."

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