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Ash Eastham gets his joints moving ahead of kick off against Newport CountySalford City head to Colchester United on Saturday for the final away game of the season (KO 15:00).

The Ammies travel to Essex in good form having won three in a row for the first time in the EFL courtesy of Ian Henderson’s late winner at Bradford City on Tuesday night.

With results elsewhere it was also enough to place Salford in the top seven with two games to go, having been chasing a play-off spot since dropping out in March.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, captain Ash Eastham says his side won’t be stopping there and are confident of extending this run.

“It’s been brilliant, [Tuesday was] a majorly important win for the group, three on the bounce for the first time in the Club’s history in the EFL. It’s a fantastic achievement for the boys and one that we’re hoping to build on, and make four, five and carry on that way.

“It’s massive as a milestone for the club but it’s also massive for the confidence and the belief that is now within this group of players and staff. 

“We know what we’re capable of, we’ve known we’ve been capable of it all season but actually talking about it and doing it are two different things. We believe we’ve hit form at the right time and we’re looking to grow on from that because we’ve got two majorly important games left in the league.

“Saturday’s a massive one for both teams, we’re playing a side that are fighting for their lives at the bottom end of the table and we know that they’ll be trying their best to stop us on our successful run.”

Watch the full interview on Matchday LIVE on Saturday from 14:30 on YouTube.

Salford are without Richie Towell who still has two matches to serve of a ban following his red card against Mansfield Town. Bruno Andrade and James Wilson are nearing a return to match fitness while Darron Gibson continues his rehab programme.


Salford City's Robbie Gotts lines up a shot after holding off Colchester's Brendan WireduThis time last year The Us were preparing for a play-off campaign, but they go into this weekend needing a point to guarantee their survival in League Two.

Hayden Mullins is the latest person to take up the mantle, being advised by former Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale, and the former West Ham player looks set to guide Colchester to safety.

The Jobserve Community Stadium has provided some comfort for The Us, nine of their 10 wins this season have come on home soil and they have the chance to record a third home win in a row for the second time this season.

Not too long ago a determined Colchester came to The Peninsula Stadium, and left with a point after a goalless draw.

Eastham added: “It’s going to be a really tough game, when we played them earlier in the season we drew 0-0 at home so we know what to expect from them. They’re a team with a lot of quality in the side but we can only focus on ourselves.”


Saturday’s game is available to watch on live.salfordcityfc.co.uk for £10 in the UK or £7 abroad. Alternatively Zarah Connolly is hosting a watch along on YouTube where she will be joined by a couple of guests to talk about the game as it is happening, and you can join in too through the comments.