Salford City welcome Shrewsbury Town to The Peninsula Stadium on Wednesday evening in the Emirates FA Cup First Round replay (KO 19:45).
Adam Rooney’s header cancelled out Ollie Norburn’s opening goal in the initial tie at Montgomery Waters Meadow 10 days ago, a draw that ultimately led to the sacking of John Askey by the League One side.
The Ammies’ leading scorer followed that up with a hat-trick against Aldershot Town at The Peninsula Stadium on Saturday, while Shrewsbury have picked up two wins since in the Checkatrade Trophy and the league.
A new manager is yet to be appointed at the Shropshire outfit with goalkeeper coach Danny Coyne taking charge of the last two games. They will no doubt be buoyed by coming from behind to win all three points against Rochdale on Saturday at home. Norburn’s penalty gave them the lead before Dale hit back either side of the break, but Fejiri Okenabirhie equalised which allowed Norburn the chance to grab the winner in the 72nd minute.
Coming to The Peninsula Stadium on a mid-week night will be a different prospect for Shrewsbury though, particularly given The Ammies’ impressive home record in midweek fixtures. Stretching back to January 2016, Salford are unbeaten in 15 league and play-off games (W11 D4) played under the floodlights. Never mind this season’s current 19-game streak in league and FA Cup…
One to watch – Ollie Norburn
Not much has changed on this front since we last met, the former Tranmere midfielder looked lively in the original tie and with two goals at the weekend it seems Salford can expect nothing less on Wednesday.
The Shrews paid an undisclosed fee to Tranmere in the summer, believed to be one of their highest fees paid, to land the 26-year-old and he has repaid their faith so far with his two goals on Saturday making him the top scorer on five goals.
Turnstiles open at 6pm, and it’s pay on the gate for all fans (Adults £10, Concessions £5, 5 and Under Free). Salford fans should use Turnstiles ‘B’ on Nevile Road and ‘C’ on Moor Lane, and Shrewsbury fans should use Turnstile ‘A’ on Moor Lane. If you can’t make it to The Peninsula Stadium we will have live match commentary via Mixlr from 19:40, or watch the game on BT Sport 1.