Salford City will look to return to winning ways on Easter Monday as they travel to play Walsall.

The Ammies lost their three-match unbeaten run as they stumbled to defeat against relegation-threatened Sutton United at home.

Looking to redeem themselves after the defeat, they travel to the West Midlands to face a Walsall team firmly in the playoff picture.

Mat Sadler’s Saddlers are four points off the play-offs ahead of play on Monday and have two games in hand on seventh-placed Gillingham.

But the Bescot side have failed to win in their last four, including a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Ammies boss Karl Robinson’s former team MK Dons.

It is a game in which attackers should thrive as neither side have kept a clean sheet in their last six games and Salford’s own run extending to a 1-0 win over Crawley Town in January.

In the reverse fixture, the Saddlers claimed a 2-1 victory at Moor Lane with Freddie Draper and Oisin McEntee cancelling out Matt Smith’s first-half goal against the run of play.

Draper was Walsall’s key player but has since returned to parent club Lincoln City in January. Isaac Hutchinson has taken the mantle of the team’s focal point and should the midfielder appear tomorrow, it will mark his 100th appearance for his side.

It was a much happier occasion the last time Salford visited Staffordshire, with Matty Lund scoring a 97th-minute winner to snatch a 3-2 win for the 10-man Ammies.

A win could guarantee League Two survival should Sutton lose and Forest Green fail to win in their matches against Swindon Town and Crewe Alexandra respectively. A draw combined with a Sutton loss would effectively confirm safety as well due to The Ammies’ superior goal difference.

Walsall welcome Salford City to Bescot Stadium on Easter Monday, April 1, with kick-off at 3pm.

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