Match preview: Salford City (a)

Match preview: Salford City (a)

The Spireites will be looking to progress in the Emirates FA Cup today when they take on League Two outfit Salford City at the Peninsula Stadium. If the Spireites were to progress to the third round, they could been drawn against a Premier League outfit, so there’s plenty on the line for the Blues.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: December 5, 2021

Kick-off: 5:15pm

Competition: Emirates FA Cup

Opponents: Salford City 

Where: Moor Lane

Tickets

No more tickets are available online, however, Salford City have advised there will be cash admission available for Chesterfield fans on the day. 

This match is segregated.

Due to FA rules, 1866 Sport are unfortunately unable to provide commentary on the match.

Social media

Our official Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ChesterfieldFC) will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFC.

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories: https://www.instagram.com/chesterfieldfc/?hl=en.

The post-match interview with manager James Rowe will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished: https://youtube.com/user/OfficialChesterfield.

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

James Rowe has 12 first team players out for this fixture, with Tyrone Williams also cup-tied, having already played a fixture in the FA Cup this season for Solihull Moors.

Nathan Tyson has featured in both FA Cup fixtures this season and will be looking to get more minutes on the pitch.

Jak McCourt will also be looking to start the fixture after being in and out the side over recent weeks. He will be hoping to use this opportunity to cement his place in the starting XI.

Meanwhile, Jack Clarke and Akwasi Asante are both edging closer to a return to the side, but James Rowe said this fixture will come too soon for the injured pair. 

Fact file

Name: Salford City

Nicknames: The Ammies

Founded: 1940

Stadium: The Peninsula Stadium

Address: Moor Lane, Salford, England, M73PZ

Capacity: 5,106

Manager: Gary Bowyer 

On Salford City

Salford City were taken over by former Manchester United players Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, and Paul Scholes in 2014, each owning a 10% stake in the club, with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim owning the rest. Former England international David Beckham purchased a 10% share from Lim in 2019.

The club are well renowned because of their famous owners, who have taken them from the realms of non-league, all the way to the Football League. In 2019, Salford beat AFC Fylde in the final of the National League play-offs, gaining promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history, where they have been ever since. 

Salford currently sit 11th in League Two and will be hoping they can gain promotion to the third tier. 

One to watch

Brandon Thomas-Asante is a 22-year-old forward, who began his career at Milton Keynes Dons. He signed for Salford in 2019 and has scored 15 goals in 79 appearances.

The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/D)

Won – Chesterfield 4-0 Weymouth – National League 

Won – Solihull Moors 0-2 Chesterfield – National League

Drew – Chesterfield 2-2 Altrincham – National League 

The Ammies’ last three: (W/D/W)

Won – Harrogate Town 0-2 Salford City – League Two

Drew – Salford 1-1 Bristol Rovers – League Two

Won – Salford 2-0 Oldham Athletic – League Two

The Spireites were victorious over Salford City at the Technique Stadium the last time they met, back in 2018, winning 2-0.