Check out our preview as City face former boss Gary Bowyer at Salford.

Kick-off: Saturday, September 11 (3pm)

Venue: Peninsula Stadium

Possible line-ups


GK Tom King, RB Liam Shephard, CH Jordan Turnbull, CH Corrie Ndaba, LB Ibou Touray, CM Jason Lowe, CM Matty Lund, RM Josh Morris, AM Conor McAleny, LM Tyreik Wright, F Ian Henderson.

Substitutes: Hunter, Willock, Mellor, Smith, Thomas-Asante, Torrance, Jeacock.

Team news: Tom King and Tyreik Wright are both back from international duty and Ash Hunter is also pushing for a start.

Leading scorer: Josh Morris, three.

League position: 20th.

Last four matches: Carlisle (a) L1-2, Oldham (a) L0-1, Newport (h) W3-0, Swindon (h) L0-1.

One to watch: Ian Henderson has scored six goals in his last five appearances against City.


GK Richard O'Donnell, RB Oscar Threlkeld, CH Paudie O'Connor, CH Niall Canavan, LB Liam Ridehalgh, CM Yann Songo'o, CM Gareth Evans, RM Alex Gilliead, AM Callum Cooke, LM Charles Vernam, F Andy Cook.

Substitutes: Crankshaw, Watt, Kelleher, Robinson, Sutton, Lavery, Hornby.

Team news: Finn Cousin-Dawson is available again after being away with Northern Ireland under-21s.

Leading scorer: Andy Cook, four.

League position: Third.

Last four matches: Walsall (h) D1-1, Lincoln (h) L0-3, Leyton Orient (a) L0-2, Mansfield (a) W3-2.

Referee: Lancashire's Jeremy Simpson last officiated City in a 3-0 loss at Barnsley in January 2019 when he sent off Adam Chicksen.

Odds: Salford even, City 14/5, draw 23/10.

Last time sides met: Ian Henderson snatched a last-minute winner for Salford at Valley Parade in April.