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Salford City continued their unbeaten home run in League Two after a 0-0 draw with Colchester United.

A mostly forgettable night started with a high tempo pace, but chances never really materialised for either side. Harry Pell headed over for the visitors before James Wilson and Brandon Thomas-Asante both missed the target late in the first half.

Jason Lowe headed wide an Ibou Touray cross, with the Gambian then lifting a shot over from 10 yards out before Vaclav Hladky denied Callum Harriott. The Czech stopper also kept out substitute Noah Chilvers but was otherwise untroubled.

Defensively Salford remain sound, but manager Richie Wellens says that his side need to start taking more risks with 12 games to go and five points to make up on the play-offs.

“I don’t think we were ever in any danger of losing the game, they came to frustrate us, defend, the distances between their back lads and midfield was very good.

“We never earned the right to play in any back pockets, we should’ve played in behind them a lot more but I think the biggest thing from tonight is we need to take risks, we need to start committing bodies forward, and have more belief when we’re getting in wide areas to get more bodies in the box to try and get across people and get more goals.

“It’s been an emotional week for us, it’s been a long week. But I think the players’ energy was good, just sometimes in that final third there’s a spark that’s maybe missing, and that’s what you need to score a goal. 

“But again every credit to the players because they gave everything, we just need to take more risks now. Draws are no good for us, we need to start catching teams in front of us and the only way we’re going to do that is win games so the big thing from tonight is we need to take more risks.”

Next up Salford visit league leaders Cheltenham Town, KO 15:00 on Saturday at the Jonny Rocks Stadium.

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