Salford City Head Coach Neil Wood spoke to the press ahead of his side’s FA Cup first-round replay against Peterborough United.

The Ammies were moments away from securing their place in the next round in Cambridgeshire when Emmanuel Fernandez scored a leveller.

The two sides reunite tomorrow night at the Peninsula Stadium, where the winner will earn hosting rights against the victors of Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers.

Speaking after Salford’s home defeat to Mansfield on Saturday, Wood reflected on his side’s performance against their upcoming opponents. He said: “It was pride because they were on such a good run, a really really strong team, I thought we played well, we really had to dig in.

“We were 90 seconds away, and in the build-up to the equaliser, we made one or two mistakes, we could have been better in some actions before it.

“It’s really frustrating that we couldn’t see that out. We really didn’t want another game, we’ve had a heavy games programme.”

The Posh visit Moor Lane on the back of a 5-0 thrashing of their local rivals Cambridge United on the weekend and occupy fourth in the League One table.

Led by Ephron Mason-Clark and Kwame Poku, tomorrow’s visitors are the joint-highest top scorers in the third division.

Wood spoke on Peterborough’s threats and how his side could cause yet another cup upset this season. He continued: “Their wide players, Mason-Clark and Poku, really fast direct wingers, they’re entertaining to watch, so we’ve got to deal with them.

“I felt we did for the majority of the away game, Poku had a few chances but lacked his final ball. They’ve got good footballers so we need to make sure defensively we’re solid but we don’t just want to sit back and let Peterborough dominate.

“We want to get on the ball and take the game to them and see if we can create chances and score some goals ourselves.”

The Ammies boss also discussed FA Cup Replays, following the decision to remove them in later rounds of the competition. He added: “I think there’s a big benefit to it. Especially if you’re playing good teams or teams from above. It gives us another experience of playing against a higher opposition.

“It’s always been a replay so I’m not against it.”

Salford City welcome Peterborough to the Peninsula Stadium on Tuesday 14 November, with kick-off at 7:45pm.

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