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Salford City: All Of The Lads Are Buzzing For It

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 6 May 2017
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The first leg at Moor Lane finished all square between the two sides with Richard Peniket scoring one of the goals of the season before James Poole grabbed an equaliser with just five minutes left to play for the home side.

It’s more of a case of excitement than nerves for the full-back, Josh cannot wait for the tie to come around and is buzzing for the tie…

“Yeah my nerves are alright, I’m looking forward to it now. I think I sort of get used to it now obviously with last year being a massive help. I’m not really nervous just more excited.”

A number of players in the squad have been in this situation before with North Ferriby last year in the play-offs and also the Shaymen at Wembley for the FA Trophy. This is something can work as an advantage for Billy Heath’s side on Sunday and Josh knows this too well…

“It does help massively to be honest having that experience, more than what you would think. Some of the lads have been in the play-offs before, a lot of lads have played in big occasions in the FA Trophy at Wembley. I think we can deal with pressure and what’s expected of us so we’ll all be going into it looking forward to the game and the atmosphere so it should be a great day and I’m looking forward to it.”

The Shaymen come into the match with home advantage at the Shay after picking up a 1-1 draw at Moor Lane. Josh knows that the boys could have performed better but it’s all to play for in a straight shoot-out between the two sides…

“I think that was a good result Wednesday away from home, as they’ve had good home form. I think we’ll take that really and now you would class it as a bit of an advantage, but you take everything you can get. A big crowd can get everybody behind us and hopefully push us over that line and keep us going for the final.”

Josh knows of the importance that this game holds for both sides and he can see the game being a scrappy affair with the two sides looking to outdo each other and progress on through to the final…

“I think it’s going to be another cagey match again, both teams want to win. At the start of the game it’s going to be a bit scrappy, none of us want to give anything away early doors. I think as the game goes on if it’s still level then it’s going to open up to try and get that win. I think really we could step it up a bit, Wednesday we played alright but I think we know we could have we played better, but I don’t think the pitch helped that at all so hopefully at the Shay we need an improvement and can push on.”

The following Shaymen proved a fantastic atmosphere on Wednesday in fine voice all evening and Josh is hoping for more of the same in the second leg. Wilde is looking forward to the game in which should play out for a nail-biting tie at the Shay…

“These are the sort of games you really look forward too because of the atmosphere; you just want to be involved in them as much as you can so it’ll be a great game. All of the lads are buzzing for it really, can’t wait for tomorrow. We just want it to be here now, looking forward to it that much. I just hate the wait, so yeah it should be a great game and hopefully everyone gets behind us and it’ll be great if we can get that win.”

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