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Rea gets team straight back on the
London Broncos will look to bounce back from last Sunday's heavy defeat at Leeds in what was the opening round of the Tetley's Super League, when they play their first Powergen Challenge Cup game for the season.
Whilst London are coming off a disappointing loss, the same cannot be said for Salford; they had their first win in Super League in over sixteen months last weekend with a victory over Widnes Vikings.
The newly promoted Reds have every right to be supremely confident ahead of Sunday's game as their record over London in the capital is good; the Reds have won four of the last five games contested in London, including a fifth round Challenge Cup victory played at Kingstonian FC.
London, however, have won four of the last five contests with Salford, the last game played at Griffin Park in August 2002 - London won 26-19.
Tony Rea this morning selected the very same team that lost heavily at Leeds.
He said: "It's an opportunity for us to correct where we went wrong. We've identified a few areas that needed improving, both as a team and as individuals, and now we've got to get straight back on the bike."
There is little time in this game to sit idle and dwell for too long."
If we can learn from the mistakes from the Leeds game, and correct what we need to correct, then last week's experience, as unexpected as it was, will have had some purpose. And that is a bigger challenge than mere words will fix."
Playing at home is always special and it will be nice to be back in front our own people."
Team as follows:
Paul Sykes, Jon Wells, Rob Jackson, Mark O'Halloran, Nigel Roy, Radney Bowker, Dennis Moran, Steve Trindall, Neil Budworth, Steele Retchless, Andrew Hart, Joe Mbu, Jim Dymock ?
Kick off is at 3pm and supporters who cannot get to the game will be able to listen to all the action live through the Broncos website courtesy of live commentary from BBC 94.9fm - visit www.londonbroncos.co.uk
London play Salford City Reds in the fourth round of the Powergen Challenge Cup at Griffin Park at 3pm on Sunday 29th February. Tickets are now on sale -0871 222 1657.