LEAGUE leaders Salford City travel to York City on Saturday with a view to maintaining their lead at the National League North (KO 15:00).
With 14 games to go Salford are five points ahead of chasers Harrogate Town, and they will be hoping to keep at least that in tact come full time at Bootham Crescent.
Statistically speaking it appears to be a good time to face York, who haven’t won in their last three which equals their worst run this season.
But Martin Gray’s side won’t want to be beaten by Salford for the second time in the league as they strive to cement a play-off place and an immediate return to the National League.
The Ammies haven’t had a game for two weeks after last weekend’s game against Bradford Park Avenue was postponed. However defender Ibou Touray says that the squad have used the time well and are looking forward to the visit to Bootham Crescent:
“Yeah very excited, it’ll be a good game away at York it should be a big crowd and I’m looking forward to it, obviously it’ll be better if we win.
“Training’s been very good, we’ve had time to work on stuff we need to work on. Everyone’s looking fit, everyone’s looking well so we’ve been working on stuff we haven’t been doing so well recently so we should be alright.
“That’s why everyone wants to play football really, for the big games. York’s going to be a very tough game away from home, the crowd’s going to be big, so it should be a good game.”
Scott Burton serves the last of his seven-match ban.
York are expected to bring top scorer Jon Parkin back into the starting line-up after he was unavailable for their draw at Tamworth last weekend.
They have also completed the loan signing of midfielder Alex Pattison from Middlesbrough until the end of the season. The 20-year-old made five appearances during an initial loan spell which ended in January.
Read More: Find out more about opponents York in our Opposition Report.