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Graham Alexander, Salford CitySalford City will be hoping to pick up a first win on the road when they make the near-300 mile trip to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night (KO 19:45).

Jake Beesley’s stoppage time equaliser rescued a point on Saturday at home to Port Vale, meaning Salford have taken four points from the first nine in the Football League.

Coming the other way into the league were Plymouth, who dropped down from League One in 2018-19. They moved in the summer to capture Ryan Lowe after he steered Bury to promotion last season, although their 100% start was ended at Newport County on Saturday.

Prior to the season starting both sides were tipped amongst the favourites for promotion come May, but Salford manager Graham Alexander isn’t going to let any outside preconceptions affect his side’s approach to the game.

“All our games are big for us, it’s way too early to know who’s going to be competing; I know along with ourselves they were early pre-season favourites but there’s a lot of work to do between here and the end of the season to prove that’s the case. 

“Plymouth’s always a difficult place to go, the crowd get behind them and you have to play with a good mentality and look after the ball so we know it’s a tough game, but it won’t decide anything at the end of the season. 

“I just want to give it our best shot to get the points that we need to make sure we’re competing at the top end.”

It begins a week where plenty of miles will be covered by Salford as Tuesday’s trip to the south coast is followed by a visit to Carlisle United’s Brunton Park on Saturday. While the players will be prepared, it’s the supporters who are most affected although at least one coach is sold out for each game.

“We get looked after by the club, they make sure we get down there in plenty of time to prepare.

“It’s the supporters who are the biggest victims of a fixture like this, but we have fit players, they know how to look after themselves, they’re professional and we expect everyone to be ready to go.”

There are no fresh injury concerns.

For those who can’t make it to Home Park, the match will be available to watch/listen to via our live streaming service: https://www.live.salfordcityfc.co.uk.

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