SOARING SALFORD SEEK SHREWS SCALP
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.”