CHECK out our preview as City play their last home game before Christmas.

Kick-off: Saturday, December 9 (3pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Harry Lewis, RWB Brad Halliday, CH Matty Platt, CH Sam Stubbs, CH Ciaran Kelly, LWB Lewis Richards, CM Richie Smallwood, CM Alex Gilliead, AM Jamie Walker, F Tyler Smith, F Andy Cook.

Substitutes: Chapman, Pointon, Oduor, Pattison, Oliver, Tomkinson, Doyle.

Team news: Ash Taylor is suspended for his red card at Forest Green.

Leading scorer: Andy Cook and Tyler Smith, nine

League position: 14th

Last four matches: Liverpool under-21s (h) 4-0, Forest Green (a) W3-0, Accrington (h) W1-0, Barnsley (h) W5-1.


GK Alex Cairns, CH Theo Vassell, CH Adrian Mariappa, CH Curtis Tilt, RWB Connor McLennan, CM Matty Lund, CM Ryan Watson, LWB Kelly N’Mai, AM Conor McAleny, F Matt Smith, F Junior Luamba.

Substitutes: Malcolm, Humbles, Hamman, Lara, Collins, Wright.

Team news: Matty Lund is back from suspension but Salford still have plenty of injury issues.

Leading scorer: Matt Smith, 15

League position: 18th

Last four matches: Stockport (a) D0-0, MK Dons (h) L2-4, Gillingham (a) L1-3, Peterborough (h) D4-4.

Referee: Martin Coy, from Sunderland, was in charge for City's Carabao Cup win at Accrington in August.

Match odds: City 4/5, Salford 29/10, Draw 13/5.

Last time sides met: Vadaine Oliver scored twice in City's 3-2 win at Valley Parade on New Year's Day.