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Salford City won a point against Cheltenham Town courtesy of a 0-0 draw at The Peninsula Stadium.

In terms of chances there were very few; Ian Henderson lobbed over the goal and curled a shot wide before Ash Hunter lifted a shot over.

The visitors arrived unbeaten in five and showed why they are difficult to beat, but they couldn’t find a winner either as Alfie May and George Lloyd both hit the crossbar, while Vaclav Hladky was on hand to keep out a couple of other efforts.

A better point for Salford than Cheltenham, which maintain’s The Ammies’ unbeaten record at home in League Two this season, but Richie Wellens still feels his side can give more.

“I’m pleased with a point, in terms of my managerial career it’s one of the best points I’ve got because you’ve only got five or six players turning up and you rarely get anything.

“I’m pleased with the attitude of the players to get a clean sheet, although we didn’t turn up in the first half.

“I think they’ll be aggrieved that they haven’t won the game, but then I think our subs came on and done really well, and I think in the last half an hour of the game our structure and our defensive shape was a lot better.”

On Hladky’s performance he added:

“It’s something we’ve come not to expect anything different, we see him every day in training, exceptional goalkeeper, so we have him to thank for the point.”

Next for Salford is the visit of leaders Newport County on Tuesday night, and the manager says he wants to see his side use their fitness more effectively than playing game-to-game.

“It’s the nature of this league, it’s Saturday-Tuesday; we’re ready to go.

“We’ve got a fit group of lads, we’re fit as anything in terms of if you ask them to do 12-minute runs or put running sessions on these lads will complete it. What I need more of is intense football, purpose runs; I’m needing them little shuttles, them little sharp, dynamic 10-yard runs, them little angles to make space for other people. 

“At times you can see we’re trying to implement new things but I have to say the subs that came on give us some stability in the game.”