Check out our preview as City play the first home in over a month.

Kick-off: Saturday, January 15 (3pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Sam Hornby, RB Finn Cousin-Dawson, CH Paudie O'Connor, CH Niall Canavan, LB Liam Ridehalgh, CM Elliot Watt, CM Yann Songo'o, RM Alex Gilliead, AM Jamie Walker, LM Charles Vernam, F Lee Angol.

Substitutes: Cook, Cooke, Foulds, Sutton, Robinson, Kelleher, O'Donnell.

Team news: Oscar Threlkeld (knee) and Dion Pereira (illness) are missing. Andy Cook is unlikely to start after his dead leg.

Leading scorer: Andy Cook, eight.

League position: 14th

Last four matches: Carlisle (a) L0-2, Barrow (a) W2-1, Sutton (h) D2-2, Colchester (h) D0-0.


GK Tom King, RB Theo Vassell, CH Ashley Eastham, CH Jordan Turnbull, LB Donald Love, CM Jason Lowe, CM Matty Lund, RM Tyreik Wright, AM Josh Morris, LM Aramide Oteh, F Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Substitutes: Kelly, Golden, McAleny, Mellor, Ndaba, Smith, Torrance.

Team news: Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly could make his debut after signing on loan.

Leading scorer: Brandon Thomas-Asante, seven

League position: 11th

Last four matches: Tranmere (h) D1-1, Newport (a) W2-0, Stevenage (h) W1-0, Mansfield (a) L1-2.

One to watch: Former City loanee Aramide Oteh scored his first league goal of the season against Tranmere on Tuesday.

Referee: Derbyshire's James Oldham once sent off Salford keeper Max Crocombe at Bradford (Park Avenue) for urinating during the game.

Odds: City 6/5, Salford 12/5, Draw 11/5.

Last time sides met: Gary Bowyer's side scored a last-minute winner at Salford in September.