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Opposition View: Salford City

28 February 2020

The Silkmen host Salford City this Saturday as Mark Kennedy’s side look for for another three-point haul in front of the Moss Rose faithful.

Our visitors come into the fixture having accumulated five points from their last five games. The Ammies have struggled for consistency since beating Cambridge United 4-0 at the end of January. They started February with two draws against Port Vale and Crawley Town respectfully.  

Graham Alexander’s side followed this up with a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle through as Ryan Hardie scored a last minute winner on February 11.

Salford bounced back with a 1-0 victory over bottom-placed Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two, before edging past Newport County 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Rodney Parade in the EFL Trophy semi-final 

Last weekend saw a flurry of goals within a 16-minute period against Colchester United with the visitors running out 2 - 1 victors.

 

Opposition Manager Quotes: 

Graham Alexander spoke on Salford City’s website after their defeat at home to Colchester United. 

“We’ve conceded two goals after giving them little opportunities, but we have to look at ourselves and how we’ve conceded them because I think they’re poor goals, really poor goals, both of them, considering where they picked the ball up. 

“But over the course of the game we’ve had numerous opportunities, created so many chances and we haven’t taken them.

"It’s déja vu for us at home because we have this issue at the moment where we’re certainly not taking the points that we deserve from our performances. 

“We have to keep going, we have to keep performing as we did – certainly in the second half – because that is the only way to win.

"We can’t bank on not playing well, not creating any chances and hoping to nick a 1-0 win. We have to continue to not give many opportunities away, keep trying to create and try to find that quality in front of goal that will give us the points that we need.” 

 

Ones To Watch: 

James Wilson is one player Macc need to be wary of. The former United academy prospect has bagged two goals in two appearances for the Ammies since signing on January 31. Both goals came in Salford City’s 3-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle, with Wilson grabbing two off the bench. 

Wilson, who is known for his pace, started his career at Manchester United before several loan moves at Championship clubs and a spell at Aberdeen. He scored on his debut for United with a brace against Hull City in 2014. 


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