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Are Salford promotion favourites after signings?

Salford City have been a fantastic team to follow in recent years. With back to back promotions that landed them EFL League Two football for the first time in the club’s history…

Expecting a third promotion on the bounce when just being introduced to professional football is a big ask. But then again, finishing mid-table after a decent season was also not entirely for granted.

As with many EFL League Two sides, there is frequent chopping and changing of the squad. This is to be said with Salford City also as they have let go of many and brought in some new faces. 

Of the eight acquisitions, here are three of them that could turn Salford City into promotion favourites, or at least candidates, next season. 

Ian Henderson 

This is a fantastic bit of business by Salford. Despite the forward being 35 years of age. Henderson has enjoyed a career at EFL level, being at Rochdale since 2012. With over 600 games experience in League One and Two and over 200 goal contributions (159 goals, 54 assists). He should still be able to dominate in a talented team in a lower division than what he is used to.

Jordan Turnbull

Coming from League One side Northampton, Turnbull is a 25-year-old centre-back. 

Salford look to be using a similar transfer tactic to that of previous years; acquiring quality players who have substantial experience in their current league or the league above.

A talent like Turnbull, who started his career with Southampton, will only bolster the defence. 

Jason Lowe

Lowe has an incredible amount of experience. He has played 184 games at Championship level and a season in the Premier League. 

After a difficult period with Bolton Wanderers, Lowe will be looking to find himself back towards the higher end of English football with Salford City.

Attracting these sorts of players raises questions about Salford City’s future projections. Being able to lure in these sorts of talents must suggest that they believe Salford can reach a higher level in the near future.

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