Salford City Match Preview

Salford City Preview

Gainsborough Trinity will look to extend their run of form, as attentions turn back to the league. Salford City visit the Martin & Co Arena, another professional team looking to gain automatic promotion to the National League Premier. Since the emphatic FA Cup win against Spennymoor Town, Dave Frecklington has two new players in the fold looking to push for a start. Matthew Taylor, on loan from Derby County U23’s could feature on Saturday. The versatile defender has followed Trinity number one Henrich Ravas who is also on loan from Derby’s youth ranks.

Another new addition to the squad is Peter Dearle who joins The Holy Blue’s on a work experience loan. Another promising defender, who operates as a centre-back, was offered a professional contract for Notts County after impressing at youth level. He joins former team mate Jordan Richards, who played with Peter last season at Notts County.

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Salford City come to the Martin & Co Arena looking to get back to winning ways, after crashing out of the FA Cup. However, in the league it has certainly been a different story for Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s side. Out of the eleven fixtures played, The Ammies have lost just one match so far, losing on the opening day at home to Darlington. Since Salford haven’t looked back, picking up crucial points such as wins against Harrogate Town and Kidderminster Harriers.

Owned by the Class of 92, Salford also turned professional during pre-season and have certainly took advantage, bringing in a variety of standout players to strengthen the squad. In particular, Liam Hogan, Lois Maynard and Gus Mafuta. All three players played in the National League’s top tier last season. Liam and Gus both regularly played for Gateshead last season, who finished mid-table in a disappointing season for The Heed. Meanwhile Lois Maynard featured in Tranmere Rovers’ hunt for promotion, but came just shy as they lost to Forest Green Rovers at Wembley.

Nathan Jarman is back and set to make his first league start since his sending off against Bradford Park Avenue, the Trinity captain came on against Spennymoor and was a real threat going forward. Tom Davie is still out following his red card against Alfreton, however with Matthew Taylor and Ben Gordon pushing for starts too, it will certainly be a tricky decision for Dave Frecklington and Assistant Terry Fleming.

Make sure you back the lads as they look to make it three games unbeaten and push on in the league. Prices are as follows for Saturday’s clash: Adults £12, Concessions £8 (ages 65+ and students) and under 16s £4. Pre-school are free.


Preview by Tom Bullivant

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