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Preview: Salford City v Barrow

17 April 2022

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The Peninsula Stadium

We turn the focus on Easter Monday with a full and in-depth preview of The Bluebirds' League Two trip to The Peninsula Stadium.

Salford City v Barrow
Monday 18th April 2022, 3pm
The Peninsula Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
Salford City remain on the fringes of the League Two play-off zone despite a damaging defeat at promotion rivals Bristol Rovers on Good Friday.

Gary Bowyer’s men have found a greater consistency during the second half of the campaign and an undefeated sequence of seven wins from 11 has seen them drive back into contention for a top-seven finish.

The Ammies have ambitions to climb the leagues and, with three of their four remaining fixtures coming against teams in the bottom four, they will fancy their chances of snatching a play-off spot.

One To Watch
Front man Brandon Thomas-Asante has developed into a key player for Salford City since joining the club from Ebbsfleet United in September 2019.

The 23-year-old has scored a dozen goals in all competitions this term and fired his first career hat-trick in City’s 5-1 thrashing of relegated Scunthorpe United last month.

Thomas-Asante will be hoping he can add a few more to his tally to help The Ammies claim a place in the top seven and he’s a player The Bluebirds will have to keep a close eye on during Monday’s game.

Head To Head
The Bluebirds are looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat inflicted upon them by Salford City when the sides met at The Dunes Hotel Stadium in January.

The Ammies will be aiming to complete a league double over Barrow for the second season in succession after enjoying a couple of 1-0 triumphs last term.

Referee
Andy Haines will take charge of his third Barrow fixture of the season when he’s the man in the middle for our Easter Monday encounter at Salford City.

The experienced official has been refereeing across the EFL since 2007/08 and was also on the whistle when The Bluebirds lost 2-0 to Salford at The Dunes Hotel Stadium in January.

Haines’ most recent appointment came in League One last Tuesday when he oversaw Burton Albion’s goalless draw with Wigan Athletic at The Pirelli Stadium.

Tickets
Tickets for Monday’s game are no longer available in advance, but Bluebirds fans will be able to get terrace tickets on cash turnstiles at The Peninsula Stadium on the day of the game.

Click here for all the information you need on buying tickets for Monday’s game.

Live Streaming
We’re delighted to confirm that, due to the game being played on a Bank Holiday, we’re able to provide a live stream online to supporters both in the UK and abroad.

Our live coverage will come complete with replays of all key moments and expert commentary from BBC Cumbria’s Adam Johnson who will be behind the mic once more at Salford.

Click here to add your Video Match Pass ahead of kick-off.

Live Commentary
iFollow is the only place that fans can listen to live online commentary of every game this season as we continue our link-up with our friends at BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson who will be there to describe the action as it unfolds at The Peninsula Stadium on Monday.

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.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow.

Betting
Salford City have been installed as 17/20 favourites for three points on Monday, while Barrow are a 16/5 shot for victory and a draw is priced up at 23/10 with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now to take a look at a full list of markets ahead of this Monday’s game.


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