After a disappointing exit from the FA Cup on Tuesday night, Salford City are hoping to bounce back as they host Macclesfield Town on Saturday at the Peninsula Stadium.

Salford lost to League One side Burton Albion 4-1 in a replay fixture in the Cup, and currently sit 12th in the EFL League Two table on 24 points with 7 from their last 15 possible.

Their last result in the league was a narrow 2-3 loss to league leaders Swindon Town. Whilst the visitors, who currently sit below Salford in 15th position, recorded a 0-0 draw against fellow mid-table side Mansfield.

Saturday’s clash between ‘the Ammies’ and ‘the Silkmen’ will be the first ever match between the two sides, given this is Salford’s debut season in the top four leagues of English football.

Tactically, Salford City will be hoping to avoid a repeat of Tuesday’s night frustrating performance, where Graham Alexander’s men found themselves at the mercy of quick flanks and counter attacks from Burton Albion. But the manager was content and proud of his side’s performance. “We’re still looking for improvements and we have to continue that.”

In preparation for the Macclesfield match, Alexander added “(The players and I) will be desperate to get out there Saturday and get this feeling of frustration out of our minds as quick as possible.”

A win for Salford on Saturday could see them reach as high as 9th in the table, but will fall behind Macclesfield if the away side are able to win at the Peninsula Stadium.

Standing tickets are still available for this weekend’s match at £10 standard price, and £5 for concessions.

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