SALFORD CITY will be hoping the sun is shining on Moor Lane as they play host to Stamford in the Evo-Stik Premier Division on Saturday afternoon (Kick-Off 15:00).

The Ammies played out a disappointing draw against a weakened Mickleover Sports side in midweek, with the torrential downpour doing little to raise spirits.

Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson’s side have won just one game at home in the league this season despite their current 16 game unbeaten run on the road.

The home side will be encouraged that their opponents are two points from bottom, and have lost seven games out of 10 on the road this season.

At the start of November they parted company with manager Andrew Wilson, and last week re-appointed former manager Graham Drury, his third term in charge of the Daniels.

Drury lost his opening game last weekend but will be hoping his side’s lack of midweek action could prove an advantage against a heavily fancied Salford side.

Last season, Stamford narrowly avoided the drop on the last day of the season, coming from 2-0 down to beat Witton Albion 3-2, at the expense of Albion.

This season has seen little improvement and four wins in 21 matches is certainly relegation form. Stamford are the only side to have a worse home record than the Ammies this season, with only three points – from three draws – won at the Zeeco Stadium this term.

With 18 places separating the sides, Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley will surely see anything but three points as a failure come Saturday teatime.

Provisional Squads:

Salford City: Lynch, Kebbie, O’Halloran, Stopforth, Howson, Lynch, Hardcastle, Burton, Webber, Allen, Poole, Hulme, Sharp, Clark, Giverin, Mwasile.

AFC Stamford: Ordonez, Myles, Fox, Challinor, Gascoigne, Carr, Bettles, McGowan, Smith, Phillips, Samba, Hodge, Wright, Rawdon, Hassall

By Kamuran Kulavuz

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