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ON THE ROAD: Salford City

30 July 2018

As we continue to look at the teams that will make up the National League next season, Graham Alexander will hope his National League North winning side will continue their momentum heading in to this season.

Brief History

Salford City were formed in 1940 by the name of ‘Salford Central.’ In 1963, they changed their name to ‘Salford Amateurs’ having moved up to the Manchester League and enjoyed much success in cup competitions throughout the 1970’s.

Did you know?

Salford’s new stadium took just ten months to complete and was opened by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Last Meeting

The opening National League fixture on August 4, will be the first time Orient make the trip to Salford with the return fixture due to be played on January 5, 2019.

Manager

Graham Alexander was appointed Salford’s City manager on May 14th 2018. Prior to joining the Ammies, Alexander was assistant caretaker coach at Preston North End before taking the reins at Fleetwood Town in December 2012, guiding them to promotion from League Two in 2013/14 via the play-offs. He was appointed Scunthorpe United manager in 2016, reaching the league one play-offs during the 2016/17 campaign before departing in March 2018.

One to watch

Adam Rooney singed for Salford City from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen in July 2018.

Rooney, previously of Stoke City and Birmingham City in the Championship has notched 179 goals in 471 career games including 10 in the Europa League.

Ground

Salford originally moved into their Moor Lane home in 1978. In October 2017, the stadium was renamed the Peninsula Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. It holds a capacity of 5,106 with four new stands being constructed to meet Football League requirements.


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