SALFORD CITY return to league action on Saturday when York City visit The Peninsula Stadium (KO 15:00).
A two week break since the last league game, a 3-2 home defeat to Leamington, hasn’t been ideal but The Ammies will be looking to bounce back with confidence and keep the pressure on league leaders Harrogate Town.
A 2-0 win over Irlam in the Manchester Premier Cup prevented a run of three home defeats for Salford, and attention is now on embarking upon another unbeaten run.
Visitors York City also suffered at the hands of Leamington last weekend as they surrendered a 2-0 lead to leave The Windmill Ground with a 2-2 draw.
New manager Martin Gray is unbeaten in two with one win and one draw since taking over from Gary Mills.
However the former Darlington boss has already won at The Peninsula Stadium on the opening day, and will not need much motivation to get his side up against Salford.
York, of course, aren’t strangers to The Peninsula Stadium either having won 1-2 in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round under Mills.
For Salford joint-manager Anthony Johnson though, revenge isn’t a motive:
“This isn’t one of those things where we look for revenge, we just want to put the wrongs right from the Leamington game.
“It’s a case of getting back on the horse and getting the three points to keep the pressure up on Harrogate.
“We know we’re a good home side and the football we’ve played at home has been fantastic, but that’s not good enough from us so we want to put that right immediately on Saturday.”
A win for Salford in this first ever league meeting between the sides would take us 10 points clear of sixth-placed York, while The Minstermen could reduce the gap to four points.
Video Preview: Mike Phenix’s thoughts on York City, getting back in action after a weekend without a match and his recent form.
Admission is on the gate:
Concessions (Over-60, Under-16, Students with ID): £5
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Parking Restrictions will be in place, please respect our neighbours when arriving at and leaving the ground. Park & Ride will be in operation from IT Lab on Agecroft Industrial Estate.