SALFORD will play host to York City having suffered their first back-to-back home defeats in 55 fixtures.

The National League North title favourites followed up their FA Cup third qualifying defeat at the hands of the visiting Minstermen last month with a shock 3-2 reverse against Leamington in their last outing.

That match was a fortnight ago and the Manchester outfit will be looking to get back to winning ways in front of their own fans, having last lost consecutive games at Moor Lane in September 2015.

Back then, they suffered a hat-trick of successive Evo-Stik Northern Premier defeats to Hyde United, Blyth Spartans and Rushall Olympic.

Along with their home setbacks against Leamington and Saturday’s visitors, when nine-goal leading marksman Jon Parkin inspired a 2-1 victory, Salford also lost this term’s first contest on their own turf against Darlington, who were then managed by current City chief Martin Gray.

A record of two home defeats in the league is bettered by seven sides although, in contrast, five victories in the same column does represent the best return in the division.

The Ammies will continue to be without former Carlisle and Barrow centre-back Danny Livesey, meanwhile, this weekend.

He has been missing since suffering an ankle injury during the second game of the campaign.

Joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley have a fully-fit squad to choose from otherwise.

Ex-Fylde and Fleetwood Town winger Richie Allen has fallen out of favour, though, recently and he is struggling for a place on the bench.

Second-placed Salford also remain stronger at the back than they are in attack.

A record of just ten goals in 13 matches can only be matched in the league by fellow early pacesetters Brackley but, at the other end of the pitch, six teams have better goals-for records than Salford’s 22, including 11th-placed Stockport, with 25.

Former Morecambe and Blackpool striker Jack Redshaw is the home side’s leading marksman on five.

But all of his goals have come in two matches – a hat-trick against Kidderminster and two against Brackley.

The 26-year-old ex-Manchester City trainee has also failed to net in his last four outings.