Salford City FC meeting the opposition.
Following Tranmere’s defeat away to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night, The Whites are back in action this weekend when they play host to Salford City.
Rovers signed five players in the January window, all of which excited fans however they are yet to register a win since the transfer window slammed shut.
Salford are placed fifth thus will provide a challenge to Mellon’s men.
I spoke to Ammies supporter Adam Franks ahead of the game.
How long have you been supporting Salford? What are some of your best and worst experiences following the club?
I’ve supported the club since 2007, my Nana’s next door neighbour was a player at the time, Matty Burke. So because of the connections I went on down.
My personal best experience has got to be beating Fylde at Wembley to secure promotion to the EFL.
My personal worst experience was losing to Halifax in the National League North play-offs when we got beat on penalties.
What are your thoughts on the campaign so far with The Ammies currently positioned fifth?
I’m really impressed with the quality of football we’ve been producing. We as every club have to adjust to a new manager’s way of playing but we’ve adapted well and it’s showing.
Former Manchester United U23’s boss Neil Wood was given his first senior managerial role last summer when he took charge of Salford. What are your thoughts on him, his playing style and his relationship with fans?
When the appointment was made I didn’t want to be too hasty with my opinion but obviously he’s been at United for so long so he clearly knows what he’s doing.
In a way I preferred a manager who was ‘under the radar’ than a big name appointment as that just adds unwanted pressure.
Was it right to replace the experienced Gary Bowyer with him?
Gary did exceptionally well with us and it was a shame we missed out on the play offs, I did think it was a shame to see him leave.
How successfully do you believe The Class of 92 are running the club? What are some of the current plans that are exciting supporters?
The Class of 92 are doing an incredible job. They are trying to bring back the non league feel to a football league club however there are no plans that I can think of.
The January transfer window saw two players join the club, Striker Callum Morton from Fleetwood Town and Winger Shane McCloughlin from Morecambe. Are you happy with the business conducted in the Winter?
I am very impressed with the two signings, both lads who have great potential. I’m impressed with the signing of Cairns too and I hope we can secure him on a permanent deal.
Former Rovers creative midfielder Ryan Watson now plays for Salford, how successful has he been since his move last year?
Ryan has been unreal and it’s one of the main reasons my football club invested in him as his sponsor. He came in and brought a new exciting energy that we needed.
The Ammies’ top scorer is Connor McAleny with eight goals in 17 games, how would you describe his playing style and who are the other one’s to watch?
Connor has just come back from injury and is currently playing out of his skin. I honestly believe this is down to the fact he’s being given a free role to show what he can do.
What is your score prediction for the upcoming match? The last meeting between the two club’s saw a first half Josh Hawkes strike win the game for Tranmere.
2-1 Salford, last minute from Watson.
Thoughts on Micky Mellon’s side so far this season? Rovers, who have been very inconsistent, are placed 14th (at time of writing).
They’re scoring goals but also conceding a lot and it’s an inconsistency Salford need to take full advantage of.
Tranmere Rovers are back at Prenton Park this weekend. Three points could see them fired up to tenth, if results go their way.