Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage will look to retain their spot in top three when they take on Salford City at Broadhall Way. The Boro have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Salford. Wales international Jake Taylor suffered an injury in a goalless draw with Carlisle, with fellow midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey likely to step up.
The Lions, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 4-3 loss to Crewe, with the team beating Doncaster 3-1 in front of home fans at the weekend. Salford, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on the hosts. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be midfielder Luke Bolton, who has been producing excellent displays of late.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
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.