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Salford City fans happy for back-to-back wins – ‘Probably best they’ve played this season’

Salford City fans were left happy this weekend as their side made it 2 wins in a row. The Football Manc Cave looks at your reactions.

After a 3-0 win over Walsall last week, there were high hopes for another 3 points this week.

Graham Alexander’s side managed a 1-0 win at the Peninsula stadium over Cambridge United. It was Adam Rooney who managed to get himself on the score sheet after 77 minutes of play. They also managed a clean sheet yet again.

However, the Ammies managed to keep it that way. Now it has taken them up to 14th in League Two which should keep fans happy. Especially if good performances keep coming.

Here are your thoughts…

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Salford City fans keen to push on – ‘Let’s keep it up now and get some wins under our belts!!!!’

Salford City won their first away game of the season, thanks to a 0-3 victory at Walsall.

After a poor start to their maiden season in the EFL, Graham Alexander will look to push on following this superb result.

The Ammies were expected to be challenging at the top end of the table, however, are struggling in the bottom half. Perhaps this result can be the catalyst for a string of positive results, leading up to the Christmas period.

Let’s see how their fans reacted to finally winning an away game…

Salford City fans unhappy following defeat ‘Enough is enough now we’ve got one of best sides on paper in the league and he still doesn’t know his best side!’

Graham Alexander has been leading his team to quite a successful run in League Two. However, yesterday afternoon saw his side lose 4-1 to Crewe Alexandra.

In the 40th minute of the game, Salford shocked Crewe and went 1-0 up. Adam Rooney managed to put one away past Will Jaaskelainen and things were looking up. However, it was the second half that saw Crewe wake up.

In the 50th minute, Crewe equalised to make it 1-1. From then they went on to take the game and make it their own. Goals in the 58th minute, 63rd minute and the 82nd minute saw Crewe win 4-1.

This led to a section of fans calling for the managers head. Salford are in the EFL for the first time in their history, and many fans have taken their meteoric rise through the leagues for granted

Maybe it’s a little early on in the season for reactions like below…

Salford City looking for back-to-back wins with this solid defence today against Crewe

Salford City will be hoping to earn back-to-back wins for the first time this season, as they beat Grimsby Town on Tuesday at Moor Lane. They have a tough game, as they travel to high-flyers Crewe Alexandra who sit second in League Two.

Graham Alexander will desperately be hoping his side can put a string of results together, to overcome a poor start. Well, it was expected that it would take Salford time to adjust to life in the EFL, however being the bookies pre-season favourites to win the league added pressure.

So, let’s take a look at how their defence should look tomorrow, as they look to keep another clean sheet at Alexandra Stadium…

In goal will be Kyle Letheren. The shot-stopper has done well since signing for The Ammies from Plymouth Argyle in the summer. The 31-year-old offers that vital experience and leadership, to a youthful, inexperienced Salford side. Letheren marshalled the side well last week, to ensure the clean sheet and will be hoping to do the same again today.

Salford’s defence

Cameron Burgess made just his third start for the club since signing from Scunthorpe United in the summer. In two of those three games, they’ve kept a clean sheet so read into that what you will. Despite being just 23, the Australian has bags of experience playing at this level for Fulham, Cheltenham Town, Bury and Oldham Athletic. He is comfortable playing out from the back, which is important when playing a back three.

Lois Maynard and Carl Piergianni will make up the back three, both of which were an integral part of the promotion-winning side last season.

Although Salford is an attractive club for players to join, it’s imperative they maintain a structure and keep players that have gone up the leagues with the club, and understand the club as a whole. Both players are good defenders, and importantly solid on the back, which allows them to build attacks from the defence, exactly what Alexander wants from his defenders.

Making these 2 changes will see Salford City ease past Grimsby Town

Salford City fell to a disappointing home defeat to Cheltenham on Saturday, to leave The Ammies winless in seven league games.

It’s a worrying time for manager Graham Alexander, who will be hoping his side can bounce back to form against Grimsby Town tonight.

Salford had drawn their five previous league matches before Saturday’s defeat, which will frustrate fans, players and staff. However, the result and performance on Saturday will send the alarm bells ringing. Cheltenham brushed aside Salford, winning 2-0 at Moor Lane.

Alexander’s side were the bookies pre-season favourites to win the League Two title, with just eight points from eight games, Salford is already losing ground on the early pacesetters.

Let’s take a look at a couple of potential changes that may change their fortunes tonight…

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe was their star man on the opening day, as they beat Stevenage United 2-0. The forward looked quick, strong and had an eye for goal, as he bagged two. Since then, he’s scored just the one goal, and started Saturday’s game on the bench.

Perhaps it’s time for him to be reintroduced into the starting line-up, and he can rekindle the form shown in the early part of the season.

Ibou Touray

Ibou Touray is another player I expect to return to the starting line-up tonight when Grimsby visit Moor Lane. The defender has been away on international duty, which is perhaps the reason for his absence on Saturday.

Touray is a big, strong physical presence that certainly offers Salford that stability they lacked on Saturday. At present, they are conceding too many goals. A clean sheet tonight would do the world of good, and maybe kickstart their slow start to the campaign.

Salford City needs these 2 players to show up against Cheltenham to break the drawing streak

Salford City currently sits 15th in League Two, after a frustrating start to their first-ever campaign in the EFL.

The Ammies started the season with a 2-0 home victory over Stevenage. However, since then they’ve drawn five out of six league games. Manager Graham Alexander will desperately be looking for a solution, to turn the draws into wins. That’ll need to happen soon if Salford is targeting promotion this season.

The positive is, they’ve shown they’re good enough to compete, having only lost one from seven games so far. Now it’s time to push on, score more goals and climb the league. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. I imagine Salford will be happy with mid-table in January, look to strengthen in January and make a late run for the top six when they are perhaps better prepared.

Let’s look ahead to who could provide the dangers to Cheltenham today…

Danny Lloyd

Danny Lloyd scored both goals in their 2-2 draw against Morecambe last week. It’s important he carries on this form and grabs another few goals in the coming weeks. The way Salford play, they will always concede goals, it’s just about scoring enough at the other end to compensate for it. They need to find a regular goal scorer that can score 20+ goals, it’s difficult, but if you’re targeting promotion, that’s what you need.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

Another man that needs to find his goal-scoring boots is Emmanuel Dieseruvwe. The English forward played brilliantly on an opening day win, scoring twice in their solitary win against Stevenage.

I remember watching on Sky, thinking this guy will cause problems in that league. Physical, pacy and looked a nightmare for defenders. Since then, he’s scored just the one goal against Carlisle United. Alexander will be hoping Dieseruvwe can find his early-season form and start scoring goals again.

‘Seems to be hitting a bit of form, if he’s on he’s game easily the best player in the championship’ Salford City making moves on deadline day

Salford City completed a trio of summer deadline signings, Jack Baldwin, Sam Hughes and Jake Jervis all signed for The Ammies.

Graham Alexander’s side currently sits 16th in League Two and are without a win since beating Stevenage on the opening day.

The bookies had Salford as the favourites to win the league, so the fans will hoping their three new signings can bring a change in their fortunes.

Let’s have a look at how The Ammies fans reacted to their three deadline day signings…

If these 2 players keep up with their early season form, it’ll be an easy win for Salford City today

The Football Manc Cave are looking at Salford City as they face Leyton Orient.

Salford will be looking to try and take some more points from this weekends game. They face Leyton Orient at home and with their recent draws, they’ll be hungry for a win.

The Ammies have most recently managed a draw with Plymouth, 2-2 and the same again with Carlisle. Leyton Orient managed a win at Mansfield, 3-2 but then lost 3-2 at Crawley. Both teams are fighting it out mid-table with Salford 15th and Leyton at 13th with only a point separating the two teams.

It will be a tough game for the Ammies because even though the teams are at a similar level in the league, they both will be looking for 3 points and have both proved that they can create goals so this may be a high scoring match.

Line Up News

Rather than pick out a full line up like I usually would, I’ve chosen to focus on two key players who have been performing great recently.

Christopher Neal, Ibou Touray, Nathan Pond and Jake Beesley are just a few of Salford’s stand out teammates, the list could go on but here’s two that are making the difference for the Ammies…

Carl Piergianni

Not only has his form recently been brilliant, but he’s also just reached 100 Salford appearances which is a great achievement and this game will be big for him.

Mani Dieseruvwe

I predicted at the beginning of the season that he would be one to watch and he certainly has proven me right. He is racking up his goal tally and here’s one of them.

With such a strong line-up, Salford should make this home clash exciting.

With this attacker recalled it should see Salford City ease past Carlisle Utd

Salford City was denied a massive win at Plymouth last week when Dominic Telford netted an 89th-minute winner to rescue a 2-2 draw.

The Ammies started their season with a 2-0 victory over Stevenage, but have found it tough since, drawing two and losing against Crawley. Salford will be hoping to return home from Carlisle with a big three points, to kickstart their season.

Let’s have a look at how they might line-up at The Cumbrians today…

Veteran ‘keeper Chris Neal will continue in goal. Graham Alexander will likely stick with his three at the back. Lois Maynard, Nathan Pond and Carl Piergianni will be the three central defenders. All very capable defenders, and have the ability to play out from the back, which is important. If Salford can get it right, they’ll do very well this season, they could pass teams off the park, but your three central defenders need to be comfortable receiving the ball under pressure and playing through the midfield.

Scott Wiseman and Ibou Touray will be tasked with providing the width, Touray got himself a goal and an assist last week at Plymouth. Two great assets to the squad, who can both attack and defend.

Richie Towell will play in central midfield alongside Joey Jones. In front of them, I expect Danny Whitehead to keep his place in the team, and look to provide service for the front two.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe should be recalled to the starting line-up, he looked brilliant on the opening day and a real goal-scoring threat. Perhaps he could form a partnership with fellow striker Jake Beesley. Having already drawn a couple of games, The Ammies will be looking to transfer them into wins, which will ultimately be the difference between them finishing top six, or not.

This versatile player is the key to a Stockport County win today

Stockport County could be challenging for a high position this season if they can continue their winning streak against Harrogate at Wetherby Road.

The Hatters started their season in a disappointing manner, losing to Maidenhead Utd on the bounce of winning the league and getting promoted the National League. However, in the four games since, Stockport have not lost one. They have drawn twice, though, against the experienced and well-versed opponents Notts County and Yeovil Town.

One or two successive wins for Stockport could see them in the top five of the table. Harrogate and Chesterfield stand in their way, being their next two features. With both sides around the bottom end of the table, Stockport would be naive to consider themselves underdogs in the fixtures.

After Stockport stormed their way into a higher division many wondered if they could they follow suit of their neighbours Salford City, whether the comparison is fair or not. With the results gained so far and the football being played on the pitch, it may not be such a long shot.

Fellow recently promoted Chorley, have not had the same sort of start to the season. Sitting second to last on 3 points, the difference in quality between themselves and Stockport indicate that County will survive this season comfortably. But it looks as though The Hatters will be disappointed with the campaign should they finish in the bottom half of the table.

Player to watch

Most Stockport County fans will agree that one name springs to mind when thinking about who is one to watch in their ever-improving squad. Adam Thomas has 7 goals and 4 assists in his last 13 appearances. In those games, he has featured at right-back, right-wing back, right-wing and centre forward.

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