Salford City’s search for a first away win in the EFL continues at Morecambe on Saturday when the sides meet for the first time (KO 15:00).
The Ammies ended a run of four consecutive draws on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa Under-21s in the Leasing.com Trophy thanks to goals from Danny Lloyd and Adam Rooney.
Morecambe, meanwhile, will be hoping for a first win on home soil this season having won just once in their opening nine games; away at Macclesfield Town. In their 13th consecutive season in League Two, Morecambe are one of the longest servers in the division, and manager Jim Bentley is the longest serving manager in the top four tiers having been in charge since May 2011.
Graham Alexander picked up his first win as Fleetwood Town boss against Morecambe on Boxing Day in December 2012, but says that the squad will have to be mentally ready for The Globe Arena. Speaking after Tuesday’s win he said:
“A couple of boys have given us food for thought going into Saturday’s game.
“We wanted to win the game, and then have a couple of people putting a bit of pressure for the team on Saturday, that’s all our focus is now, on Morecambe away, and we’re going to go there and look to win the game.
“It’ll be a tough place to go, I’ve been there before, and we have to be right mentally to make sure we approach it right.”
There are no fresh fitness concerns in the squad, although new loanees Jack Baldwin, Jake Jervis and Sam Hughes are all available for selection after their deadline day moves. The Gaffer is hoping that the added experience they bring can help Salford kick on in League Two.
“I feel we needed a little bit more league experience in the squad and two of the three players have got real good league experience, and I think that will help our squad and our team and the players who haven’t played at this level to adjust to it quicker.
“Having that experience around you is really good and we’re really excited about the young players that are playing at this level at the first time and how they’re approaching it.”
The Supporters Coaches are full. If you haven’t got your match ticket yet they are available on the Morecambe website.