James Wilson hopes to start for Salford against Newport



Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by PA

James Wilson hopes to start for Salford against Newport

James Wilson is in contention for a return to the Salford starting line-up against Sky Bet League Two leaders Newport.

The former Aberdeen striker had been sidelined for five weeks through injury but returned as a half-time substitute in Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Cheltenham.

Forward Brandon Thomas-Asante is available for league action again having served a three-match suspension after being sent off in Salford’s FA Cup defeat at Newport last month.

Midfielder Richie Towell faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines with a fractured leg having only just returned from a similar injury.

Newport manager Michael Flynn could make changes following Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Leyton Orient.

Tristan Abrahams, who has started the last two games on the bench, may return to the starting line-up having come on in the second half as the Exiles saw their five-match unbeaten league run come to an end.

Kevin Ellison, Joss Labadie, Jamie Devitt and Robbie Willmott were also introduced after the break at Brisbane Road and will be eyeing a starting berth.

Padraig Amond scored in Newport’s cup win over Salford, one of three goals in his last five appearances, and will be hoping to retain his place.

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