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🔎 The Opposition: Salford City (A)

An in-depth look at Saturday's opponents

12 December 2019

The Grecians make the long trip to the Peninsular Stadium to face Salford City on Saturday, looking to make it three wins on the bounce in Sky Bet League Two.

Here’s everything you need to know about Exeter’s opponents…

  • Founded: 1940
  • Nickname: The Ammies

Salford City Football Club was founded in 1940 and were promoted to the Football League for the first time after winning the National League play-offs in 2018-2019 season.

Formerly known as Salford Central, the club spent their early days in the local Manchester leagues before adopting the name of Salford City in 1989. With much of their history seeing the club compete in non-league divisions, they reached the third round of the FA Vase in the 2004/05 season and made the third qualifying round of the FA Cup one year later.

Salford hit the headlines in 2014 when it was announced that former Manchester United players, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt would take over ownership of the club. Following the takeover and the ambitious plans of the former United players it was then announced that they would sell 50% of the club to Singapore-based businessman, Peter Lim, who also owns Spanish giants Valencia.

Previous league match

Colchester United 1 Salford City 0 | December 7, 2019 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Salford suffered a heartbreaking defeat last time out in the league, as Harry Pell's strike in the third minute of injury time condemed them to a 1-0 defeat at Colchester.

The manager

Graham Alexander

Graham Alexander became Salford City manager in May 2018 and in his first season he got the Ammies promoted via the play-offs, beating AFC Fylde 3-0 at Wembley Stadium.

He has a long professional football career and made 40 international appearances for Scotland while also playing for different clubs, such as Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Preston North End and also Burnley.

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For the majority of his career he was a right back but also playred as a defensive midfielder.

Alexander is the fourth oldest player to ever score in Premier League history when playing for Burnley,. He also became only the second outfield player in English football to have made 1,000 professional appearances, after Tony Ford.

Season so far

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The Ground

  • Name: Moor Lane/Peninsula Stadium
  • Capacity: 5,108
  • Year opened: 1978
  • Address: Moor Lane, Salford, M7 3PZ

Moor Lane is currently referred to as the Peninsula Stadium for sponsorship purposes. In October 2016 the ground went under renovation to change the seat capacity from 1,600 to 5,108.

The record attendance at the ground is 4,518. Although football is the main focus when it comes to Moor Lane, the stadium has been active for other sports during its time.

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One to watch

Adam Rooney

Top scorer for Salford is the Irishman Adam Rooney with six goals in all competitions. He signed a three-year contract with the Ammies in June 2018 and would play a key role in Salford confirming their place in the football league for the first time, scoring 23 goals.

Before joining the Ammies, he was at Aberdeen where he scored 66 goals in 151 appearances.

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Ticket news

Seated tickets are now totally sold out so just standing are available and on sale.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, December 13.

Ticket prices are as follows:

East Stand Terrace and North Stand Block H

  • Adults: £10
  • 60+/Under-16/Students under-23: £5
  • Under-5s: FOC

Please note: Prices are the same for both standing and seating areas.

Further details

  • Advance Discounts? No.
  • Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free (located in Block H).
  • Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer free (located in Block H).
  • Matchday Purchase available? YES, cash sales are available on the day.
🎟 PLACE YOUR TRUST IN CITY 🎟

Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.

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