THE revolving door swung so much at Salford last season that it was surprising it didn’t fall off its hinges.

Graham Alexander, Paul Scholes, Richie Wellens and Gary Bowyer all took the hottest of hot-seats in League Two’s biggest-spending club.

Oscar Threlkeld was part of an Ammies line-up that attempted to ride the constant upheaval going on behind the scenes – even taking on-field matters into their own hands at times.

As he heads back to the Peninsula Stadium this weekend, the City right back lifted the lid on what it was like playing under the Class of ’92.

“There was a lot of pressure and speculation around the club,” he said.

“Everyone wanted to win anyway, that was the mentality in the squad, but when we were losing three or four on the bounce it added a lot more pressure than usual.

“The owners are big winners themselves and just wanted the best for the club. It showed in changing the managers so many times.”

Alexander lasted just five games, part-owner Scholes took charge for a month, Wellens from November until March and then Bowyer stepped up from Derby under-23s.

The former Bantams boss will be on the touchline against his old club – who he beat at Valley Parade in April. But with just one win from six so far this season, he will be aware the boardroom clock is ticking.

Threlkeld added: “It was crazy to have four managers last season.

“It’s a lot of change but we had a good squad. People who just got their heads down and played how we wanted in the end.

“We had a lot of experience in that squad and if something wasn’t really working, we looked to those players to see what we needed to do to win the game.

“If that’s going route one or shutting up shop, that’s how we did it.

“It was quite hard with several managers having different ways of playing football but we just tried to get on with it.

“Gary Neville came and watched a few training sessions and then he’d nip in and speak to a few of the lads.

“It was nice to hear his thoughts. He’s one of those there for winning and he expects that from the club.

“But I watched him in Soccer Aid last week and he wasn’t the best!”

Salford missed out on the play-offs by two points last season – but Threlkeld was in their winning side at Wembley in the delayed Papa John’s Trophy final from the previous season against Portsmouth.

It was played the day before the 2021 final – meaning they were only holders for 24 hours.

“I’m sure that will be in a quiz at some point,” laughed Threlkeld. “But we did get medals and that will be kept somewhere safe.

“Having no crowd there probably played in our favour because I think Pompey had around 50,000 going originally.

“It was my first time at Wembley so it was a little bit strange. We couldn’t have family or friends there - It was just myself and the lads and staff.

“Winning it did feel that I was properly at Wembley but it was obviously very different for players who had been there before with thousands of people watching. Hopefully sometime soon I can experience that.”

Threlkeld is over his frustrating start to life at City when he got injured in a first-half tackle on his debut against Exeter. That kept him out until the Lincoln game in the Papa John’s Trophy.

“We thought it was just a dead calf at first and treated it as if it was,” he said. “We had seven to 10 days off and then went out on the Thursday afternoon to see how I could do running.

“I literally ran about 10 yards and just couldn’t do it. So immediately we decided to get an MRI scan and it turned out to be something a bit more serious.

“I ended up tearing six cm of muscle next to the shinbone and that was the main problem.

“My first game back was obviously against Lincoln, which was a tough one anyway.

“But I’d rather be pushed in and be tested to find out what I could and couldn’t do to see if my leg was 100 per cent healed.”

With Finn Cousin-Dawson back from his time with Northern Ireland’s under-21s, Threlkeld appreciates the youngster will keep him on his toes.

“Finn has come in and played really well. It’s not like the manager is having to put someone in who’s not played in that position.

“Credit to Finn who has taken his chance. I’m sure he’d like to play week in, week out and he’s handled it well being chucked in like he was.

“He’s been consistent and taken it in his stride. It’s a healthy competition because he’s pushing me and learning things all the time.”