Bowyer setting lofty goals

24 March 2021 01:39:52 GMTPlus10

Gary Bowyer has claimed he wants Salford City to "try and get into the play-offs" after having been appointed as the League Two club's new manager.

Bowyer, who has previously managed Blackpool, Blackburn and Bradford, has been working with the Derby County under-23s side and was give permission by the club to speak with Salford.

The 49-year-old joins the Ammies following the recent sacking of Richie Wellens, who had only been in charge for four months.

Wellens had led Salford to victory in the EFL Trophy final against Portsmouth only earlier this month but the club have fallen out of the playoff spots in League Two.

Development squad coach Warren Joyce and injured midfielder Darron Gibson will assist new manager Bowyer, who will take charge of his first match away to Exeter City on Saturday.

Speaking to the club's official website, Bowyer said: "I'm delighted to be here. I've got to first and foremost thank Wayne Rooney [and] Darren Wassall at Derby County for being so helpful to allow me to come here.

"We want them to be playing aggressive football both with and without the ball, and have a right good go at these remaining 11 games.

"We have an opportunity, like everybody else in this league, to try and force our way into the reckoning to try and get into the play-offs and see if we can do that."

Meanwhile, Salford City are 3.00 to beat Exeter City, who are 2.40 to win with the draw 3.10 in League Two.

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