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Salford Preview - A look at our upcoming clash with the Ammies

18 November 2021

Match Previews

Salford Preview - A look at our upcoming clash with the Ammies

18 November 2021



Town return to the Envirovent Stadium on Saturday, buoyed by a returning to winning ways in the league last weekend at Walsall.


Goals from Simon Power, Jack Diamond and Luke Armstrong were enough to see off the Saddlers 3-1 to climb up to fifth in the table and Simon Weaver will be looking to kick on even further with the visit of Salford City this Saturday.



Our opponents

The Ammies - having started the season as one of the favourites for automatic promotion - come into the game sat in 17th position in League Two with 17 points.

Saturday's opponents have been amongst the best sides defensively, conceding just 18 goals in the league, though are without a win in four.

Last season

Salford had the upper hand in last season's pair of fixtures, the first time the two sides had met as Football League clubs after previously meeting in the National League.

A solitary James Wilson strike was good enough to see the Ammies take all three points at The Envirovent Stadium in mid-December with Ed Francis's last-minute equaliser good enough to earn Town a 2-2 draw at The Peninsula Stadium later in the season.



The man in charge

Gary Bowyer is in the dugout for the visitors, having taken charge towards the end of the season following the end of Richie Wellens' short time at the club.

A former youth coach, Bowyer has previously managed Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Bradford City prior to joining Salford and has won 12 of his 32 games at The Peninsula Stadium.

Ones to Watch

The club were again busy in the transfer market during the summer, bringing in the likes of midfield pair Matty Lund from Rochdale and Josh Morris from Fleetwood Town as well as forward Conor McAleny, who arrived from Oldham.

Defensively strong, the unit of Ash Eastham and Jordan Turnbull will be a tough one for Town's attack to breach and the club also added Liam Shephard from Newport County as well as Corrie Ndaba, who arrived on a season long loan from Ipswich.

The club did lose Vaclav Hladky, named in League Two's team of the year last season, with the Czech stopper replaced by Tom King.

Brandon Thomas-Asante is a creative spark going forward and has two goals and an assist with the other attacking spots have been filled by Ian Henderson and Tom Elliott.

History

The club has of course had a rapid rise to reach this level, appearing at the North West Counties League level little over a decade ago.

The club were initially founded in 1940 as Salford Central, playing in local area leagues before joining the Manchester League in the 1960's where they enjoyed a sustained period of success. They then became founder members of the North West Counties League in 1982 before moving up to the Northern Premier League.

The takeover of the club by the ‘Class of 92' in 2014 whilst members of the Norther Premier League kickstarted the rise to Football League status and the club reached National League North in 2016.

The two sides locked horns during City's time at this level with both being promoted in 2018 after a neck and neck battle throughout the season, with Town ultimately progressing through the playoffs with Salford pipping them to the title.

Team News

Aside from defensive duo Rory McArdle and Will Smith, who are both long term absentees, Simon Weaver will hope to have a full complement to select from in front another bumper crowd.
Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online through the below link up until midnight on Friday 19th November.

BUY TICKETS

Tickets are available in our Commercial Street Store during opening times, and up until kick-off on Saturday 20th November.

Tickets will be on sale from the ticket office window at The EnviroVent Stadium 9am - 11am on Saturday 20th November.

There will be no sales or collections on the gate on the day of the game.

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