Salford City gave an insight to their new line up and strategies going into their new season after beginning their pre-season games.
Salford City recently enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Atherton Collieries in a pre-season game where they alternated the squad heavily throughout.
New signings Dan Jones and Richie Towell made their first Salford City appearances, and Towell enjoyed a high energy game where he played a vital role in the centre of midfield, possibly beginning to cement his place in future first-team selections.
The 6ft 5″ powerhouse Mani Dieseruvwe cemented the win for Salford City with a late strike, proving how clinical he can be in front of goal.
With regards to recent performances and recent transfers, what could Salford City’s line up look like going into their first ever season in the EFL League Two, see below…
In a 3-4-3 formation, it allows the solid centre backs to guard the goal. Whilst the talented full backs Touray and Threlkeld whip up and down the wings, providing crosses for Dieseruvwe with the goal getting a duo of Rooney and Gaffney hang around the edge of the box looking for loose balls or knock-ons.
Touray and Threlkeld’s attacking abilities can make the difference between Salford City and their competition, Touray’s first season with Salford saw him assert his place as first choice left-back. Chipping in with the most assists in the team, nine. Salford then went on to win the National League North.
High energy midfielders Towell and Joey Jones can support both the attack and defence throughout the game, and as the squad have depth in these positions. They can always bring in other midfield talents off the bench, such as Whitehead and Glynn. Maynard can also perform in this role.
The forward three would allow more movement and a more exotic display of football, which would shock any League Two teams that may see Salford City as an easy 3 points.