Salford So Close To The Title They Can Almost Taste It!

On the brink of another promotion perhaps, but they still have a big job to do against teams will plenty of reason to try and spoil their show’s perfect ending.

That is the message to Salford City players and fans as joint manager Anthony Johnson opens up about the extra incentive teams have to beat his side.

The facts are simple. A point at home to Boston United on Saturday will crown the Ammies champions of the Vanarama National League North.

It would represent a third straight promotion by the Class of 92-backed club who are closing in on the title - thanks in part to a player they sent out on loan!

“We have tried to just focus on our own results but on Tuesday at Southport were getting drip fed what was happening with Harrogate.” Johnson told the National League’s Oli Orborn.

“Our striker Jake Beesley has gone on loan to Boston so we’re obviously delighted with his two goals and their win!

“Tuesday was a great night in a lot of ways, and I’m not trying to be one of those people who put a dampener on things but there is still work to do and a job to be done.

“We’ve got Boston and they are flying at the moment as Harrogate will tell you, so we know it’s going to be difficult.

“We have to knuckle down, but this group know how to do that.

“We has some amazing stats thrown at us this week. 19 out of our 27 victories have been by one goal.

“We also score more goals than any side in the final ten minutes so we know we have got a focused team who keep going. Now we need to show that again on Saturday.”

Johnson, who runs the team with friend Bernard Morley, added some context to what it’s like to be under so much focus.

“We know we’re a big scalp for clubs and we don’t say that with any arrogance,” he adds.

“Because of the documentary, because of the owners, sides want to beat us that little bit more so it’s tough.

“But the players have been fantastic in dealing with that. Now we need to get over the finishing line.”

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