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Ash Eastham, Salford CitySalford captain Ash Eastham says the team are focused and ready for Port Vale on Saturday.

The Ammies travel to Port Vale looking for a third win in three away league games, or at least to maintain an unbeaten away league record stretching back to January.

Last weekend’s draw against Tranmere Rovers, while continuing Salford’s unbeaten start in League Two, was disappointing in respect of the manner of conceding twice in the last 10 minutes.

However the 29-year-old says the squad have had an enjoyable week of training under interim Head Coach Paul Scholes, and have worked on areas to improve.

“It’s another important game for us, a tough game away at Port Vale, but we just want to keep momentum going. We feel like we’ve had a solid start to the season, we know the areas we can improve, but we’re looking forward to it and just focused on going and taking maximum points tomorrow.

“There’s been the change in manager and it’s been a strange week for some lads but we’ve cracked on as normal, we’re a professional group of players and understand these things happen sometimes in football but it’s been a good week of training.

“Obviously Scholesey and Chris Casper have took over for the foreseeable until a new manager is named but it’s been an enjoyable week, we’ve worked on areas where the club feel we can be better as a team and solidified the areas where we know we’re already good, and just trying to put that on tomorrow’s game.

“Clean sheets, wins, they’re important and they go a long way towards the end of the season so we’re certainly focused on keeping that momentum going because it takes you a long way throughout the course of the season.”

The captain also had a good luck message to add for Salford Red Devils, who compete in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday against Leeds Rhinos.

“It’s fantastic, I saw the recent results and it’s a great challenge for them and a final to be involved in so obviously on behalf of all the players and the staff I wish them all the best this weekend, and go and get the win!”

Kick-off at Port Vale is 15:00 BST. Click here to find out how to watch or listen to the game online.