Ex-Wigan duo free to play at Wembley

Former Wigan forwards Lee Mossop and Mark Flanagan have been given the green light to play in Saturday's Challenge Cup final against Leeds after Salford were cleared of any further positive Covid-19 tests.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 12:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 1:04 pm
Lee Mossop takes the ball up for Wigan during the 2013 Challenge Cup final

The Red Devils announced on Tuesday that two unnamed players were self-isolating after contracting coronavirus and that two others were stood down from the Super League game against Hull KR after their results proved inconclusive.

Salford on Wednesday received the results of the retests, which have come back negative, so the two players, revealed by the club to be co-captains Mossop and Flanagan, are free to play on Saturday if selected.

A statement from the club said: "After receiving inconclusive Covid-19 test results earlier this week, Salford Red Devils are pleased to confirm that both players' retests have returned negative.

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"This means that both players will now be able to return to training."

Salford will still be without the two players who have tested positive and their identity is likely to be revealed when head coach Ian Watson names his 21-man squad on Thursday.

Mossop won two Challenge Cups during his time with Wigan, in 2011 against Leeds and Hull in 2013.

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