Match Preview | v Salford City

The Mariners welcome Salford City to Blundell Park tonight in Sky Bet League Two (kick off, 7:45pm) in our first of back-to-back home games.

Town boss Paul Hurst will be looking for a reaction from his players after slipping to a last-minute defeat at Harrogate Town on Boxing Day.

While Salford City are unbeaten in their last four and sit 10th in the table, three points off a play-off spot.

Here’s everything you need to know heading into tonight’s game.

Team News

Left back Anthony Glennon could be back in contention after recovering from the injury he picked up against Doncaster Rovers last month. Sean Scannell was also named on the bench against Harrogate is closing in on a return.

Ryan Taylor is still recovering from the hamstring injury which has kept him on the sidelines since the beginning of November.

Watch the full interview with the Town boss Paul Hurst on Mariners TV, click here.

Ticket News

The fixture is fast-approaching a home sell-out and any supporters without a ticket are advised to purchase theirs as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Due to the limited availability in all stands, we are asking season ticket holders who cannot attend the game to donate their seat back to the Club for re-sale. To do this, simply follow the instructions below:

Log into gtfctickets.co.uk
Click on ‘My Account’
Click on ‘My Current Tickets’
Click ‘Show More’
Scroll down to the Salford City (H) fixture
Click “I cannot attend this event – Release my seat” and follow the steps

Tickets for the game are on sale until kick-off via the Ticket Office at Blundell Park and online by clicking here.

Match Coverage

Tonight’s game is eligible to be live streamed to supporters in the UK and oversees on Mariners TV. Match passes are available for purchase by clicking here.

All Mariners TV subscribers will be able to access BBC Radio Humberside’s commentary as usual from 7pm.

Highlights of the game will be available on Mariners TV and YouTube tomorrow.

Previous Meetings

Tonight will only be the sixth meeting between the two clubs, with Salford winning two of those games, the Mariners once and two ending in a draw.

Town’s only win against the Ammies came on New Year’s Day 2020 when Ahkeem Rose scored the only goal in Ian Holloway’s first game in charge.

Earlier this season the teams played out a 1-1 draw at the Peninsula Stadium – Lewis Richardson grabbing Town’s goal that afternoon.

Kit Colours

Salford will be wearing their home kit of red shirts with white shorts and socks. The Mariners will be in black and white stripes.

Referee

Carl Boyeson will be the man in charge later and he last took charge of a Mariners game earlier this season against Derby County in the Papa Johns Trophy. He’ll be joined by assistants Joe Simpson and George Michael.

Thank you for your brilliant support. We’ll see you back at Blundell Park later for an evening under the lights! Purchase your tickets online here.

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