SALFORD CITY will be hoping to follow up Wednesday’s win at Darlington with a win against AFC Telford United at The Peninsula Stadium on Saturday (KO 15:00).
Anthony Dudley’s second goal in two games in the 89th minute at Blackwell Meadows means The Ammies maintain their unbeaten run in 2018, which now stands at three.
More importantly is the widened gap between the league leaders and Harrogate Town, and with Town in FA Trophy action this weekend, Salford can pile the pressure on with a win that would take them eight clear.
Since the defeat by Chorley, The Ammies have scored two goals per game with Dudley and Jack Redshaw scoring in two each.
On the other hand, Telford have only scored one goal in their last four but The Bucks haven’t played since New Years Day when they lost 2-0 at Kidderminster Harriers.
Rob Edwards’ side are only a couple of points and three places off the relegation zone, however they have the most wins on the road outside of the top eight.
BACK ON HOME SOIL
Salford haven’t won at The Peninsula Stadium in their last two, but Dudley remains positive that his side can put that behind them:
“We’re going into two home games now as we’ve got Telford then Harrogate.
“We’re five points clear and hopefully we can get another six points and climb up the table.”
The Ammies have beaten Telford in each of the last three meetings between the sides, with Jake Beesley and former Bucks striker Mike Phenix on the scoresheet at The New Bucks Head in August.
Last season Salford came from behind to win 2-1 at The Peninsula Stadium thanks to goals from Richie Allen and Simon Grand.
Allen, who has only scored twice since that meeting in February 2017, is again in line to make his 100th appearance for Salford should he be involved.
He is in contention again after illness which means that Scott Burton is the only absentee in his fourth game of a seven-match ban.
Telford this week have signed two players on loan as they bid to escape the relegation battle they find themselves in.
England Under-20 goalkeeper Ryan Schofield, who won the Toulon Tournament with the Young Lions in the summer, has signed on loan until the end of the season from Huddersfield Town.
Rob Edwards has also signed Welsh Under-19 centre-back Ryan Leak on loan from Wolves for the rest of the season after the youngster spent the first half of the season at Welsh side The New Saints.