Salford City could continue to surprise in their tie against Leeds Utd in the Carabao Cup.
Salford City has gone and drew themselves a big game in their first League Cup tie. They will face Leeds Utd at Moor Lane.
The difference in the quality of the two teams is evident. Salford City has just been promoted to EFL League Two, whilst Leeds have just narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League.
However, with back to back promotions and an ever-increasing fan base, Salford City have some bite about them. They totally outclassed Stevenage in their first game in the fourth tier, winning 2-0. But then suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Crawley Town.
Salford City has to start showing up to every game. If the best of the team can perform week-in week-out, they can assert their dominance on the league.
Graham Alexander has a lot to deal with against Leeds Utd, a team who will want success in this competition. Eddie Nkeitah is likely to make an appearance. The loanee from Arsenal will be making life even more difficult for the Salford City defence.
Should Salford City be rigid and calm enough to concede less than 2 goals, their quality up front need to pull their weight.
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The new signing has been wonderful to watch. Able to score and assist, the midfielder acts as a distributor and a link between players in the forward lines of his team. Whether he worms into the box and pops one himself, score a wonderful free-kick or plays a dangerous ball to the strikers. Towell is always involved in goal-scoring opportunities. He will be pivotal to the quality and supply that Salford City must offer against Leeds.
Rooney is Salford’s go-to man for quality and success. He has been Salford’s prolific striker in their recent growth and will continue that this season. Eager to get off the mark this season, there would be no better occasions than at home against a big side two tiers above.
The 24-year-old stands at 6 foot 4 and proved incredibly dangerous after bagging two goals against Stevenage. The striker is beginning to become more and more in favour of him.
With the physical demands of the EFL and Leeds Utd in particular, this striker will be fantastic this season. And may well be the man to carry his team through to the next round of the League Cup.
Whilst Salford are expected to have to defend compact and deep, having the presence of Dieseruvwe upfront to receive and hold the ball will prove pivotal to their counter attacks.