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Graham Alexander says that his Salford City side are looking forward to Saturday’s trip to Exeter City.

The Ammies visit St. James Park for the first time on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two with back-to-back 2-0 wins, while Exeter are without a win in four.

However The Grecians have one of the best home records in League Two, having lost just once in 18 games on home turf, won 10 and drawn seven.

After our opponents won 1-0 at The Peninsula Stadium in December too, the Gaffer says he is well aware of the threats Matt Taylor’s side pose.

“We obviously played against them just previous to Christmas, they beat us at our place, but I thought it was a tough result for us to take. 

“They’re up there for a reason; a good team, very well organised, so we know what threats they have. Attacking-wise we know of their record at Exeter, but we have to go in there confident of what we’ve been doing recently for a couple of months now.

“We’ve beaten teams that are above us and we’re going to have to try and do the same on Saturday, but like I say the players are in a good place mentally, and I think we’ve got options which is good.

“We’re looking forward to the game, it’s a long journey, we know it’ll be difficult for the supporters to go all that way but they’ve been magnificent with us all season, followed us all over the country as they did last season when we were on these further trips and the responsibility for us is to go there and put on a good show for them.”


There was one change last Saturday as Tom Elliott came in for Bruno Andrade, but the January signing’s afternoon was cut short in the first half after he went off clutching his arm.

He will be unlikely to feature, but there is nothing else or new to report.

“He’s struggling this week, he’s had a previous issue with the shoulder so it’s nothing that he hasn’t experienced before but we don’t know how long he will be out for at this stage. 

“We got Tom in January and it’s been stop-start with him a little bit because of his previous condition from his injury when he was at Millwall, it’s been difficult to get him to speed consistently, and the injury was a really unfortunate one last week that you couldn’t expect to pick up but it’s becoming a little bit of the norm this season with players. 

“But like I said I think we’ve still got good options to make a change if we have to, and put the best team that we think can go and win the game but everyone else is fighting fit and ready to play.”