Our focus returns to League Two action as we provide a full and in-depth preview of Salford City's visit to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Barrow v Salford City
Wednesday 8th December 2021, 7.45pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Salford City saw their six-game unbeaten run come to a juddering halt on Sunday as they were victims of an FA Cup shock at the hands of National League leaders Chesterfield.
Gary Bowyer’s side had suffered an inconsistent start to 2021/22 but have found their feet in recent weeks and last Saturday’s 2-0 win over Rochdale moved them into the top half and within six points of the play-off spots.
However, the television cameras were there at the weekend to see them humbled by The Spireites and the ambitious outfit will be hoping to bounce back from that instantly when they travel to Barrow tonight.
One To Watch
Brandon Thomas-Asante has been in excellent form for Salford City in recent weeks and comes into this evening’s game having hit the net five times in his last eight outings.
The 22-year-old front man joined The Ammies at the start of the 2019/20 campaign but his form for the Development Squad saw him press his First Team claims and he made 50 appearances last term.
A former MK Dons youngster, Thomas-Asante has kicked on again this season and he’s been on target in each of City’s last two League Two games to help them move into the top half of the table.
Head To Head
Wednesday evening’s game will be just the fifth time these two clubs have met in competitive action and The Bluebirds have won just one of the four previous meetings.
The Ammies completed a League Two double over Barrow last season, following up their 1-0 success in Cumbria over Christmas with a 1-0 victory back at The Peninsula Stadium in February.
Marc Edwards will be on duty at The Dunes Hotel Stadium for the first time this season on Wednesday night when he’s on the whistle for our meeting with Salford City.
Now into his third season as an EFL referee, Edwards’ last Bluebirds fixture came back in April when he saw us beaten 1-0 by Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.
His most recent appointment came at Walsall last month when he oversaw Harrogate Town’s 2-1 win over The Saddlers at The Banks’s Stadium.
Tickets for tonight’s game are available in advance online right now, from Main Reception from 2pm (card payment only) and then from the Fan Zone Ticket Booth from 5pm (cash and card payment).
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We are allowed to stream this evening’s fixture on iFollow so if you can’t get along to The Dunes Stadium then you will be able to enjoy a live feed online with us.
All you need to do is ensure you’re signed-up for a FREE iFollow account and then you can add a Video Match Pass for this evening’s game then sit back and enjoy all the action live.
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We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.
Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by John Goodwin to describe all the action as it unfolds against The Ammies.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.
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Barrow have been installed as narrow 8/5 favourites for three points, though Salford City aren’t far behind as 17/10 and you can back the draw at a price of 21/10 with our friends at Sky Bet.
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