Salford City will be looking for back-to-back league wins for the first time this season when Crawley Town visit on Saturday.
An emphatic performance on Tuesday night in the 3-0 win versus Southend United was the perfect response to defeat at Port Vale.
James Wilson and Ian Henderson were both amongst the goals, while at the other end the defence kept a second clean sheet at home this season.
Speaking after the win, Interim Head Coach Paul Scholes said that Crawley will provide another tough opponent but Salford will be prepared in the days before.
“That’s the challenge, that’s done now we’ve got the win with a really good performance.
“We’ve got to go again now starting Thursday, the lads can enjoy that win tonight, tomorrow (Wednesday) is a day off, nice and relaxed, then Thursday we start work again towards Saturday which again will be a very difficult game.”
The Ammies should have a nearly-full squad to choose from. Midfielder Darron Gibson is due to have an operation and we will be able to update on his injury after that.
The Red Devils have had a steady start to the campaign and arrive at The Peninsula Stadium in 12th, but such is the nature of the early league standings they are just two points behind us in seventh.
They also arrive with an unbeaten record to maintain having won 2-0 when we visited early in 2019-20, and drawn 0-0 when they came in February.
Head Coach John Yems has kept a majority of players, although key strikers Ollie Palmer and Bez Lubala both departed in the summer. Nevertheless they have a striker in form in 21-year-old Max Watters who has scored four goals in three games since signing, including the opening goal in their 2-1 defeat at Exeter City on Tuesday.
While difficult to break down, Crawley have struggled for consistency in their results and since his arrival Yems has only managed back-to-back results on three occasions. The most recent of those was two wins in a row that included their only league victory away from home; a 3-2 win at Oldham Athletic last month.
HOW TO WATCH
This fixture is available to stream online via live.salfordcityfc.co.uk. 2020-21 Season Ticket Holders can use the code that was sent out on 10th September, and it’s £10 to watch for other supporters in the UK or £7 for those abroad.
Commentary passes are available for £2.50/match, or £4.49 for a monthly subscription to all matches.
Fans can get involved with matchday from home by tuning into the pre-match and half time shows on our social media channels, hosted by Zarah Connolly.