Tonight Salford City will face Morecambe away in Football League 2 at 6:30pm.
A win for fifth place Salford could see them leapfrog fourth place Morecambe, who currently are only a point ahead, and third place Cheltenham into the automatic promotion places.
This is the third meeting between the two sides this season, with Salford reigning victorious over the Shrimps on both occasions.
http://<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>M A T C H D A Y ⚽️<br><br>Back on the road this evening as we head up to the Mazuma Stadium!<br><br>🆚 Morecambe<br>🕡 KO 18:30<br>🏆 <a href=”https://twitter.com/SkyBetLeagueTwo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@SkyBetLeagueTwo</a><br>📺 <a href=”https://t.co/4rMuSakWcG”>https://t.co/4rMuSakWcG</a><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreSalford?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#WeAreSalford</a> 🦁🔴</p>— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/SalfordCityFC/status/1364119049777541123?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Salford are in a good run of form currently, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Carlisle in their last game. Salford’s manager Richie Wellens said Salford dominated the game. Speaking to Salford’s official channels, he said: “I thought from first minute to last we were dominant in terms of possession, making chances, getting in and around the area.”
Morecambe are not in the best form, only winning one of their last four games. This is something the Ammies need to capitalise on if they are to prove that they are serious contenders for automatic promotion.
League 2 is an incredibly closely fought battle for promotion, with less than 10 points separating the top nine teams. Every point is fought for intensively and being able to take points off your closest promotion rivals is something that must be utilised.
Manchester United loanee Di’Shon Bernard will be hoping to make another appearance for the Ammies tonight. The 20-year-old is enjoying his time under Wellens and said to BBC Radio Manchester Sport: “I’m definitely maturing as a player, learning a few new tips and tricks.”
Salford will be without full-back Tylor Golden as he has joined Notts County on a one month loan deal.
No matter the result today, Ammies fans can look forward to the possibility of being back in stadiums soon after the government announced the roadmap for coming out of lockdown. Fans may be allowed back in stadiums by May 17th, so if Salford did not get automatic promotion and settled for the playoffs, fans could see the Ammies fight for promotion.
http://<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We can't wait for away days like this again! 🙏 <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreSalford?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#WeAreSalford</a> 🦁🔴 <a href=”https://t.co/hEP7IogkW3″>pic.twitter.com/hEP7IogkW3</a></p>— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/SalfordCityFC/status/1363914955054080002?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 22, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>