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Salford City: Keep Players Fresh

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 5 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

After the Shaymen got back to winning ways thanks to a 2-1 victory over AFC Telford, Salford City is the next team that await Billy Heath’s men.

Salford may be the most well-known team in the Vanarama National League North due to the BBC documentary ‘Class of 92’ which follows the progression of the team owned by the famous Manchester United class of 1992.

Heath has made it clear that the media spotlight that surrounds Salford is of little importance to the way he views the team.

“I don’t pay massive attention to the media of Salford because television shows will pick chunks out that will make people want to watch their show. But we do know they are a very strong side and they work extremely hard. We’ve got to make sure we match theme. It’s important to get a result again because we want to be on a run, a winning run would be great or another unbeaten run like we had earlier in the season.”

Salford are currently top of the league and will certainly provide Halifax with an incredibly tough task. Mike Phenix has already scored six times for his team and will be the man who the home side will be looking at to provide the goals.

Regardless of the tough task ahead, Heath seemed very confident in the build up to this game. But the former North Ferriby United boss admitted he is still waiting to see the best of his side due to nagging injury problems.

“At the moment the problem is just the cohesion which is difficult because we’ve had to chop and change the players. I know you want to keep people fresh. But what you really want is a solid team that goes on a run and doesn’t make you want to change it.

But the problem is we’ve had to make changes, especially over the bank holiday period which was not good for us. It’s a good win against Telford but we can’t get carried away, just keep calm and try and get results.”

You can see FC Halifax Town’s next game on Tuesday night away against Salford, kick off is at 7:45pm. 

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