Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering five consecutive defeats in the League Two, Stevenage will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they take on Salford City at their Lamex Stadium. The Boro failed to defend their slim lead in the second half of Tuesday’s match against the Bantams, and, no doubt, they are low on spirits ahead of Matchday 34. Important defender Scott Cuthbert, who was forced off due to injury against Bradford City, misses the Salford City game.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a 3-2 loss to Plymouth in midweek, with substitute James Wilson scoring a brace for the Lions. The 24-year-old attacker is likely to return to the starting XI against Stevenage, and given the Boro’s current form, we predict that he is going to help the visitors pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Player (Ben Nugent):
Born in Welwyn Garden City, England on November 29, 1992, Ben Nugent is a professional footballer who plays for Stevenage as a defender. Nugent spent his youth career at Cardiff City, and he continued playing for the Bluebirds at senior level, making 12 league appearances for the club.
After spending a couple of season on loan at Brentford, Peterborough United, and Yeovil Town, the 196-cm tall defender signed a permanent deal with Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2015. Ben Nugent then moved to Gillingham where he made 23 appearances in the league in the 2017/2018 season.
Nowadays, he plays for Stevenage in the League Two. Nugent made his debut with the Boro in a 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers on August 4, 2018. His main position is centre-back, and his preferred foot is right. Speaking of individual awards, Ben Nugent won Cardiff City Young Player of the Year award for the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.