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Salford City manager Neil Wood knows it will be an uphill battle against local rivals Stockport County on Tuesday night.

The Ammies face a County side challenging at the peak of League Two, already sitting five points clear of second placed Wrexham.

A loss for Stockport away to Newport County ended their 12-game winning run, coming just short of setting a record in the English fourth division.

Salford will be looking to end a run of three losses in a row, leaving them in 17th place after 19 games.

Following a difficult 4-2 defeat at home to MK Dons on Saturday, head coach Neil Wood spoke of the ‘tough game ahead’ at Edgeley Park.

“We tussled it out with them in the play-offs with them last year, and potentially we over achieved to get to position. A really tough game against a really tough team.

“They can change it with a number of players if they want to. We’ll see how we are tomorrow with injuries.

“We’ve taken a few niggles today and we have a suspension with Matty Lund so we lose a number there so we’ll revisit that tomorrow.”

It will be a rematch of an EFL Trophy game earlier in the season, when County ran out 3-1 winners against a youthful Ammies side at Moor Lane.

The suspension of Lund will add to Neil Wood’s selection frustration, with a number of injuries stretching the squad to its limit.

Salford City visit Stockport County on Tuesday 28 November, with kick off at Edgeley Park at 7.45pm.

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