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📝 Match Preview: Salford City (H)

Salford make their first ever visit to SJP this Saturday, 1pm.

27 March 2021

The Grecians will be looking to get back in form when they host Salford City this Saturday at SJP, kick off 1pm.

This will be the Ammies first ever trip to the Park, with last season's fixture scheduled to take place just two days after the EFL postponed all fixtures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Greater Manchester side, who sit just a place and two points behind City in the table, will also have manager Gary Bowyer in charge for the very first time. The former Blackpool boss announced on Monday following the sacking of Richie Wellens. 

Matt Taylor's Grecians were beaten 2-1 at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night, despite registering 24 shots, but have the opportunity to get back to winning ways on home turf this time around. 

The Ammies last match was a 2-0 defeat at table-topping Cheltenham Town last weekend. A week previous, they were the victors in the delayed 2020 Papa John's Trophy Final at Wembley, beating League One side Portsmouth on penalties after a 0-0 draw under the arch.

MATT TAYLOR'S THOUGHTS 

"I'm still delighted with where this team has got to because I still feel we can achieve more," Matt said ahead of Saturday's visit of Salford City to SJP. 

"I'm incredibly proud of the likes of Josh Key and Joel Randall and how far they've come, because looking back on that opening day at Salford, I didn't know what I was going to get from them."

Salford visit Devon with a new manager in Gary Bowyer, and Taylor is unsure of what kind of side he'll be facing on Saturday.

"It's always a difficult one to prepare for when a new manager comes in, but we know what a great squad they have for this level.

"I trust our players to put in a performance that is a reaction to the last week."

Hear more from Matt here 👇

HOW TO WATCH

Sadly fans can't be at the match but you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes Exeter City Club commentary score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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MATCHDAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result.

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SALFORD CITY'S PREVIOUS MATCH

Cheltenham Town 2 Salford City 0 | 20/03/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Sean Long and former Grecian Liam Sercombe were on target as Cheltenham continued their charge towards promotion with a 2-0 win at the Jonny Rocks Stadium.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Salford City 2 Exeter City 2 | 12/09/20 | Sky Bet League Two

The Grecians began their League Two campaign way back in September with a Desmond at the Peninsula Stadium. Matt Jay and Joel Randall were both on target for City, while Iain Henderson and Ash Hunter scored for the hosts. 


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