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Preview: Salford City v Walsall

3 January 2020

Walsall are back on the road as they make the trip to Lancashire to face Salford City tomorrow.

The Saddlers will visit the Peninsula Stadium for the first time in the league as they look to make it back-to-back wins in Sky Bet League Two.

The Ammies are 11th on 32 points while Darrell Clarke’s men are 15th, just two points behind their opponents.

TEAM NEWS

Cameron Pring will miss the game through suspension following his red card against Leyton Orient.

Striker Rory Gaffney is ineligible to face his parent club.

As for Salford, they have added to their squad with the loan signing of forward Ashley Hunter from League One side Fleetwood Town. 

FORM GUIDE

The Saddlers have lost just one of their last eight league games, winning four and drawing three.

Clarke’s men have lost just two of their last 13 in all competitions.

Salford have won just two of their last eight league games.

Their three-match unbeaten run over Christmas came to an end on New Year’s day as they fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Grimsby Town.

PREVIOUS MEETING

Walsall 0-3 Salford – 05-10-2019

The two sides met three months ago at the Banks’s Stadium and it was a day to forget for the Saddlers, whose four match winning run came to an end.

Luke Armstrong opened the scoring in the first half before Jake Jervis and Ibou Touray struck in the second half as Graham Alexander’s side ran out comfortable winners.

FROM THE DUGOUT

Darrell Clarke: "The New Year gives us a bit of a reset. We've won our first home game of 2020, can we win more?

"Our away form is top seven, the home form is probably bottom six.We want to be on the front foot and playing front foot football.”

REFEREE

The referee will be Christopher Pollard.

He is yet to officiate a Saddlers match this season.


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