Salford City missed play-off dreams after a 2-2 draw against Mansfield Town resulting in them finishing 10th in League 2.

Gary Bowyer signed a two year manager contract and hoped to take the club into that top seven spot of the league this season.

Jason Lowe was named players player of the season and Corrie Ndaba as supporters player of the season.

Salford City have had a tough season with their finances, in 2021 their parent company Project Limited lost £4.7 million which results to £91,000 per week.

Throughout the season because of continuing Covid challenges losses have widened and turnover has fallen, the match day turnover has dropped due to Covid restrictions from £643,234 to £216,420 but however commercial revenue increased from £2.7 million to £2.9 million.

City are the second highest paid squad in league two, behind Bristol Rovers with a wage bill of £2,853,760.

Infographic by Tom Evans

It has been confirmed that in the 2022/23 season Salford will remain at the Peninsula Stadium despite plans to move to The AJ Bell stadium the home of Salford Red Devils imminently.

With a slow start to the season after a few injuries The Ammies managed to pull back their results midway into the season after the new year.

One fan spoke to Salford Now and said: “We should be aiming for at least the playoffs, if we want to be taken seriously as a football club in the league we have to show the money is actually worth something.”

Looking towards the new season fans hope Salford can improve on this seasons performance and hope that next season they will secure their place in the play offs.

Gary Bowyer has commented, ” They are a great set of lads to work with, we have to come back stronger now.”

Fans have reacted to the squad missing the play offs on Twitter and the overall reaction is disappointment.

Another fan tweeted, “another year in league 2 @GNev2. Keep ploughing the money in though you’re going no where!.”

However, other fans wished Salford luck for the next season, ” Unlucky Salford, Great effort. Just missed out this season but best wishes for next season.”

The 2022/23 season will begin at the beginning of August with the next League 2 season fixtures being announced in the next few weeks.

Audio by Libby Baker

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