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On Saturday Salford City host Exeter City at the Peninsula Stadium in what is expected to be a highly contested game. Although the visitors are currently 13 places above Salford, the two sides are only separated by six points. 

Coming off a tough loss away from home against Forest Green, The Ammies will be keen to bounce back by collecting all three points in front of their home supporters. Yet, Exeter will certainly be no push overs; The Grecians have only lost once so far this season and are currently unbeaten in 12 games.

Midfielder Matty Willock who has already scored two goals so far this season, has started the last two games amidst injuries and suspensions in the first team. The summer signing has impressed, but he feels the home fans can give The Ammies an extra edge against Exeter. 

“Last Saturday was difficult, losing to Forest Green was a tough one to take but we’ve had a great week in training. The lads are buzzing to really put it right and hopefully we can get the result that the fans want.

“At home we have done very well. For whatever reason away from home we have struggled, losing the last five from six away from home is not good enough but it’s something that we are looking to put right. I think if we keep working as hard as we are in training and putting everything in, it will be something that we get right in the future.

“This week In training we’ve been working on shape, the same stuff that we do every week. I don’t think the fact Exeter have only lost one game has affected our mindset. I think that we are just going to prepare for it as best as we can.

“I think you can see from our results at home that our fans make a massive difference to the way we play. So as long as they are behind us, I don’t see any reason why we can’t get the three points on Saturday.”

Matty Willock celebrates his second goal of the season, scored against Hartlepool UnitedAfter a difficult time at Gillingham, the former Manchester United trainee is settling in back in the north and has scored twice in four outings at The Peninsula Stadium. There is good competition in the middle between Willock, Jason Lowe and Matty Lund, but the 25-year-old is glad to be getting an opportunity:

“At the start of the season one of my objectives was to get some more goals in my game. I’ve got two so hopefully I can kick on and get some more.

“I’m really enjoying getting a run of games, I feel as though I’m getting sharper and fitter as the games go on and I’m loving it, I just need to do my best to stay in the team.

“Hopefully if I try to affect the game going forward and defensively that’s enough to get us the three points and enough for me to stay in the team.” 

The Ammies can welcome back Jason Lowe after the midfielder served a one-match suspension for accumulating five yellow cards. However Ash Hunter and Corrie Ndaba are both doubts after coming off at Forest Green Rovers last weekend, joining Tom King, Donald Love, Josh Morris, Luke Burgess, Conor McAleny, D’Mani Mellor and Ian Henderson in the treatment room.

HOW TO WATCH

          
Tickets are available in advance online, from the ticket office during opening hours, or on the gate for the West Stand (home fans, standing) only.

Saturday’s game is also available to stream internationally (outside the UK) for £10, while supporters in the UK can listen to audio commentary for £2.50. Visit live.salfordcityfc.co.uk for more details and to buy your pass.

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