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OPPOSITION GUIDE: SALFORD CITY

20 December 2019

City return to the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday, hosting Salford City - for the first-ever time - in Sky Bet League Two (3.00pm)

The Ammies currently sit 14th in the table, in what is their first season in league football. 

We have compiled an Opposition Guide, packed full of detailed information on tomorrow’s visitors...

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The Peninsula Stadium outfit were busy over the summer, with 17 additions and a further 18 departures.

Ins: Yianni Nicolaou (Marconi Stallions), Brandon Thomas-Asante (Ebbsfleet United), Oscar Threlkeld (Waasland Beveren), Tyrell Warren (Manchester United), Sam Hughes (Leicester City, loan), Richie Towell (Brighton and Hove Albion), Dan Jones (Barrow), Martin Smith (Swindon Town), Mark Howard (Blackpool, loan), Joey Jones (Eastleigh), Kyle Letheren (Plymouth Argyle), Luke Armstrong (Middlesbrough), Jake Jervis (Luton Town, loan), Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United, loan), Jack Baldwin (Sunderland, loan), Craig Conway (unassigned), Ewan McFarlane (unassigned). 

Outs: Tom Walker (Stockport County, loan), Matt Green (Grimsby Town), Matt Crocombe (Brisbane Roar), Rory Gaffney (Walsall, loan), Jake Beesley (Solihull Moors, loan), Devonte Redmond (Wrexham), Mark Shelton (Woking, loan), James Jones (Chester, loan), Mark Broughton (Marine, loan), Danny Livesey (Chester), Devante Rodney (Stockport County, loan), Anthony Dudley (Chester), Tyrell Warren (Radcliffe Borough, loan), Gus Mafuta (Hartlepool United), Kieran Glynn (Southport, loan), John Askew (Curzon Ashton, loan), Jack Redshaw (released), Amine Linganzi (released). 

ONES TO WATCH

Danny Lloyd:

Having began his career at non-league Southport, the 28-year-old winger is now back in the EFL, having won promotion with Salford last season. 

A successful spell at Stockport County saw him earn a move to Peterborough United where he enjoyed a productive 2017/18 campaign before moving to the Peninsula Stadium. 

Cameron Burgess:

A product of Fulham's youth academy, the 24-year-old is spending the season on loan at the Ammies, having signed from Scunthorpe United in the summer. 

Born in Scotland, the centre-back has represented both the Tartan Army and Australia at youth level, as well as spending time on loan at Bury, Oldham Athletic and Cheltenham Town. 

Richie Towell: 

Towell, 28, is in his first season at the Peninsula Stadium, having signed a two-year deal in May. 

Having graduated from Celtic's academy, the former Irish youth international spent two successful loan spells at Rotherham United from Brighton and Hove Albion, from where he signed for the Ammies. 

Jake Jervis:

Towering striker Jervis is on loan at Salford from Luton Town, following a spell at AFC Wimbledon last season. 

The 28-year-old carries a wealth of EFL experience, having represented the likes of Birmingham City and Portsmouth, before appearing 127 times for Plymouth Argyle. 

THE MANAGER

At 48 years old, Graham Alexander already carries a wealth of managerial experience in the EFL. 

He began his career in the dugout as caretaker manager of Preston North End. He then spent three years at Fleetwood Town and two years at Scunthorpe United, before joining the Ammies in 2018. 

As a player, the former defender/midfielder made just under 1,000 senior appearances for Preston, Scunthorpe, Luton Town and Burnley, in addition to representing the Scotland national side on 40 occassions. 

THE CAPTAIN

Skipper Liam Hogan is in his third season at Salford, having joined the club in 2017. 

The centre-back began his career with Halifax Town, making over 100 appearances before moving into EFL action with Salford City. 

The 30-year-old - having spent two seasons on the west coast - then joined his hometown club and has since seen them gain promotion from the National League North to Sky Bet League Two in two seasons. 

LAST TIME OUT

The Ammies were beaten 1-0 at home to high-flying Exeter City in their last game - last weekend. 

Salford City 0

Exeter City 1 (Ryan Bowman 33')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday December 14th 2019

Attendance: 2,922

Salford: Chris Neal; Oscar Threlkeld, Liam Hogan (c), Cameron Burgess, Ibou Touray; Brandon Thomas-Asante (Adam Rooney 70'), Richie Towell, Lois Maynard (booked 58', Joey Jones 62'), Craig Conway; Jake Jervis, Luke Armstrong (Danny Lloyd 81'). Subs (not used): Kyle Letheren (GK), Carl Piergianni, Danny Whitehead, Alex Doyle

Tickets for tomorrow’s clash are still available and can be purchased from the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium, or by CLICKING HERE.


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