Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tranmere Rovers will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Stockport County and Doncaster Rovers when they face Salford City in the League Two round 31. The Super Whites sit in 15th place in the standings with 38 points on their account, and given their difficulties at the back, home win should not be considered. January signing Jay Turner-Cook is likely to make his Tranmere debut against Salford City.
The Lions, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team heading into Saturday’s clash following back-to-back wins over Walsall and Rochdale. Salford City are eager to climb to automatic promotion berth, and given Tranmere’s shaky defence, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from the match. With no fresh injury worries to report, Neil Wood is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Rochdale at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Turnbull):
Born in Trowbridge, England, on October 30, 1994, Jordan Turnbull is a professional footballer who plays for Northampton Town as a defender. Turnbull is a product of Swindon Town football academy, but in 2007 he was spotted by Southampton scouts.
Despite signing a professional contract with Southampton, he did not see any game action with the Saints at senior level. The English footballer made no fewer than 86 league appearances for Swindon Town during his loan spell with the Robins, and in 2016 he signed a contract with Coventry City.
Jordan Turnbull spent the 2017/2018 on loan Partick Thistle before joining Northampton Town permanently. Speaking of his international career, the Northampton centre-back has two caps with the England U19 team, and one cap with the England U20. Jordan Turnbull, who is used as a left-back as well, wears the number 6 jersey at Northampton Town. His preferred foot is left.
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.