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Salford City could be without star defender Ibou Touray for two matches at the end of March.

The full-back has been rewarded for his good form this season with a provisional call-up to the Gambian national side for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later this month.

Touray, 25, could be set to miss the trip to promotion chasers Swindon Town on Tuesday March 24 and Newport County at home four days later.

The absence of Touray could cause a few headaches for City manager Graham Alexander as Salford are now without an out and out left-back in their squad.

The Scottish-born Australian youth international Cameron Burgess, on loan from fellow League Two side Scunthorpe United, has played that position before but is more naturally a centre-half.

Touray made his international debut in 2015 and has since been capped three times ahead of the upcoming double-header in which Gambia will play Gabon home and away.

Since joining in 2017, he has gone on to be a mainstay in The Ammies defence, making 110 appearances in those two and a half seasons so far.

His first game back is expected to be the EFL Trophy final where Salford have a date at Wembley against Portsmouth on Sunday April 5.

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