SOAR­ING SAL­FORD SEEK SHREWS SCALP

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Leicester City 0 Burnley 0 - BY JOHN RICHARD­SON

YOU can be cer­tain that for some mem­bers of the Old Traf­ford class of ’92, the Manch­ester derby won’t be the only game of spe­cial im­por­tance.

It’s the FA Cup and for Messrs Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Sc­holes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt that means a tasty hors d’oeu­vres, Sal­ford City’s trip to League One Shrews­bury.

The fact that vic­tory for Gra­ham Alexan­der’s (be­low) Na­tional League side wouldn’t reg­is­ter too highly on the scale of cup shocks il­lus­trates just how far the club has pro­gressed.

Three pro­mo­tions and a re­de­vel­oped ground has seen Sal­ford be­come the envy of the non-League.

But even still the club’s fa­mous own­ers in­sist on a down-to-earth ap­proach. Gary Neville said: “The first-team play­ers clean their own ar­eas of the train­ing ground. No one is ex­cused.” A late goal at Eastleigh in mid­week ex­tended Sal­ford’s un­beaten league run to 16 games. Alexan­der said: “We are used to chal­lenges and pres­sure sit­u­a­tions. Any un­beaten run ob­vi­ously in­stils con­fi­dence.”

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