Arriving at the Peninsula Stadium from Bolton Wanderers in July, Jason Lowe has already grasped that hunger for promotion that the Ammies have been chasing since the Class of ’92 takeover.
The midfielder, who turned 29 yesterday, told Salford Now that a place in SkyBet League One next year is the focus for everyone at the Peninsula this season.
Lowe said: “Promotion is the ultimate goal – there’s no two ways about it.
“We know it’s going to be a very, very tough year, a very competitive league and we’ll face lots of challenges.
“But the lads are digging in in preseason and hopefully we’ll get off to a good start and take it game by game.”
The 29-year-old is one of eight new additions to the Salford squad for the coming season, with over a dozen players going the opposite way.
And Jason Lowe is confident that himself and his teammates have what it takes to compete at the top of the SkyBet League Two table this year.
“We’ve got a great group of lads – lots of different personalities and abilities in terms of what we can bring to the team.
“I’m just looking to contribute to whatever the manager requires from me to help the team achieve its ultimate goal.
“I think any player will tell you that the team is the most important thing and collectively we’re trying to achieve promotion.”
Lowe will have to come up against Bolton Wanderers in the league, the club he captained towards the end of a two-year spell, but is looking forward to it.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“Personally, I really enjoyed my time there, so it will be nice to go back.
“But obviously I’ll be representing Salford City, so we’ll be doing everything we can to try and get the win.”
Before Bolton however, the Ammies have a tough season opener at home to last year’s League Two play-off finalists, Exeter City, and the midfielder believes confidence will be the key if Salford want to hit the ground running.
Lowe added: “There’s plenty of work going on behind the scenes in terms of how we’re trying to play and the style that the manager wants.
“We’ve got to go into it with confidence and the belief in ourselves that we can win games when we’re playing at our maximum.”
Lowe could make his debut for the Ammies on Saturday against Rotherham United at home in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
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