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OPPOSITION GUIDE: SALFORD CITY

20 November 2020

The Bantams return to Sky Bet League Two action tomorrow afternoon - with the 40 mile journey across the Pennines to face Salford City at the Peninsula Stadium.

The Ammies are sat 11th in Sky Bet League Two - recording four wins, four draws and three defeats from their opening 11 games.

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

TRANSFER ACTIVITY

Salford have spent the summer making 14 signings, with 18 players heading the other way.

INS: Luke Burgess (Wigan Athletic), Nick Hayes (Norwich City), Alex Denny (Everton), Tylor Golden (Wigan Athletic), Kevin Berkoe (Oxford United), Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers), Tom Clarke (Preston North End), Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town), Ian Henderson (Rochdale), Vaclav Hladky (St Mirren), Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town), Di’Shon Bernard (Manchester United, loan), Dan Gardner (unassigned), George Boyd (unassigned).

OUTS: Nathan Pond (AFC Fylde), Joey Jones (Dagenham & Redbridge), James Jones (Alfreton), Josh Askew (Boston United), Kyle Letheren (Chesterfield), Luke Burgess (AFC Fylde, loan), Chris Neal (AFC Fylde), Danny Whitehead (Port Vale), Mark Shelton (Hartlepool Town), Michael O’Connor (Glenavon), Kieran Glynn (Scarborough Athletic), Devante Rodney (Port Vale), Scott Wiseman (Lincoln FC), Craig Conway (St Johnstone), Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic), Dan Gardner (Wigan Athletic), Dan Jones (Harrogate Town, loan), Danny Lloyd (released).

ONES TO WATCH

James Wilson

Manchester United academy graduate James Wilson joined the Ammies permanently in January from Aberdeen - and has so far made 18 appearances for the club, contributing to nine goals.

The striker featured 20 times for Manchester United between 2014 and 2019 - and has been capped six times for England at youth level.

Ashley Hunter

25-year-old winger Ashley Hunter joined the Ammies from Fleetwood Town in July, penning a two-year deal with the club.

Hunter has featured 15 times for Salford City in the 2020/21 campaign - scoring four times and registering four assists.

George Boyd 

Boyd has racked up over 550 appearances across his 14-year professional career - for clubs such as Burnley, Peterborough United, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest. 

The 35-year-old signed for the Ammies at the start of November, and has featured four times for the club - picking up one assist.

THE MANAGER

Richie Wellens was appointed as Salford boss on November 4 - taking over from former manager Graham Alexander who achieved promotion with the club from the National League.

Wellens was formerly manager of Swindon Town - where he gained promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season.

THE CAPTAIN

Ashley Eastham was appointed as Salford City captain on September 4 - having initially joined the club in January from Fleetwood Town.

The defender has enjoyed previous permanent stints with Blackpool, Rochdale and Fleetwood Town - where he has racked up a total of 364 appearances.

LAST TIME OUT

The Ammies fell to a 2-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers last weekend at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Bolton Wanderers 2 (Eoin Doyle 23’, Jordan Turnbull 67’ OG)

Salford City 0

Sky Bet League Two

Friday November 13

Salford: Hladky, Touray, Lowe, Clarke, Hunter, (Dieseruvwe 78') Bernard, Boyd (Andrade 46'), Turnbull, Threlkeld, Thomas-Asante (Burgess 46'), Henderson.


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