Salford are 21st in the league with 23 points from their 25 games. They are therefore 6 points above Rovers, having played one game more.
But Salford are struggling recently. Their last win was back in October when they beat Doncaster 3-0 away. Since then they have managed 3 draws and 7 defeats, including a miserable Christmas period when they lost all 4 games they played, scoring just twice and conceding 13 in those 4 games. In the middle of these 4 Christmas games, the Ammies sacked their manager, Neil Wood.
In terms of form over the last 8 games, Salford are currently the worst in League 2. Rovers and Salford share the dubious honour of having the joint worst home records in this league.
That said, Salford have shown some resilience when they have needed to. 0-0 draws away to Barrow & Stockport demonstrate they can dig in defensively if they need to.
Salford have interim coach Simon Wiles in charge. Wiles said after Salford’s last outing – “We’ve just got to make sure we keep finding ways of having more of those opportunities, one will fall to us, we’ll get that goal and it’ll kickstart the players. The next one’s Forest Green, massive game, we’ve got to keep that approach with the players, in and around the players, getting them into the best possible place where we can go and put a performance in so that’s what we’ll be doing on the training ground this week.”