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Salford City go in pursuit of back-to-back away wins when they visit Walsall on Saturday.

Hoping to build on last weekend’s success on the road, The Ammies travel to Walsall in search of another three points. Saturday’s win at Colchester saw an inspired performance from Gary Bowyer’s men, effectively putting the game out of sight within half an hour with two quick goals.

Josh Morris, who set up Salford’s first, was delighted with his side’s dominance away from home.

“It was a great away performance, the way we started the game it showed we were on the front foot, scored two in the first half, and we could have had a few more, to be honest – then in the second half it was more of a battle and we expected that response.

“We were battling against it with the poor conditions as well but it was a solid all-around performance.”

It took 10 games for Salford to pick up three away points, ad. now the focus is building momentum and climbing the table. An outstanding first 45 minutes in Essex allowed Salford time to settle and had a calmness in the game which gave them control in all areas of the pitch.

Morris says consistency is key to the team’s progression and a run of wins would do wonders for the squad.

“In the other away games, we’ve played well in parts of the game but not done it as a 90-minute performance, but we definitely did that the other day.

“You have to start well and try and silence the crowd a bit, and we scored when we were on top so it kind of pushed the game away from them.

“We scored two but on another day it could’ve been three or four before half time, but to be in a team where you are playing well and creating chances it’s great for a forward player.”

Josh Morris attacks a loose ball in Salford 2-2 NorthamptonSummer signing Morris has been instrumental in Salford’s attacking play from the opening day, and leads the way with three league assists in addition to his goal scored at Carlisle. His dynamic movement and sharp ball control with his dominant left foot is a huge asset to The Ammies, picking up six direct goal contributions in all competitions.

The 30-year-old winger has enjoyed life in M7 so far and believes his side have the potential to impress this year. A comfortable 2-0 win has only boosted the confidence in the dressing room where Morris feels good performances haven’t equated to points so far;

“I’ve loved it here – I’ve really enjoyed it. Obviously, the results have been a bit inconsistent and the performances haven’t always reflected the results, but that’s up to us now to try and hopefully use last week’s result to try and put some consistent performances in and pick some results up.

“If we’re going to contend in the league, we’ve got to go on runs of winning games; you can’t lose one, draw one, win one, you have to be more consistent.

“We know what we have to do, it’s up to us to do it”

Salford travel to the West Midlands this week to face 21st place Walsall who have just nine points from their opening 10 games. Both of their wins have been at home, and a third would put them level on points with Salford. The Ammies have won both previous visits to The Banks’s Stadium, but Morris and the squad insist there are no easy games in League Two.

“They’re a good side with some good players and with a good mix between youth and experience.

“All the games in this league are tough and it showed that the other day, even though we won 2-0 the second half was a good scrap so I obviously we’ve got to win the battle first and foremost then be able to create the space to play our football in, create the chances and take the chances.”

Gary Bowyer should have largely the same squad to choose from that travelled to Essex last weekend, with the exception of Brandon Thomas-Asante (one-match suspension) and former Saddler loanee Tyreik Wright (international duty). Ian Henderson remains out, while Conor McAleny and D’Mani Mellor are doubts as they step up comebacks from injury.

HOW TO WATCH

          
If you aren’t able to come with us to The Banks’s Stadium you can watch the game online at live.salfordcityfc.co.uk. With it being the international break, and due to an agreement made by League Two clubs, this is available to supporters in the UK as well as overseas for this week only.

Match passes, including a single-camera video stream, graphics, replays and club commentary, cost £10. An audio pass (club commentary only) costs £2.50.

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