The club’s Youth Team forward, Connor Salisbury, was named on the substitutes’ bench for last weekend’s League encounter at Shrewsbury Town after only recently making his first team debut against Rotherham United in the Papa John’s Trophy.
Salisbury was on target twice against Alsager Town in the Cheshire Senior Cup in mid-week and will be hoping that his recent form will see him travel again this weekend.
David Artell says that his young striker has developed more than anyone over the last few months and he has deserved his taste of being involved with the first-team squad of late.
Artell told the club’s official website: “Connor has developed more than anyone over the last three months. He has gone away and worked hard on his weaknesses and he is one who has certainly benefitted from training with the first-team. He has been doing that from the start of the season and he has come on leaps and bounds.
“He has a knack of scoring goals. He got two against Alsager in mid-week and has scored a lot at youth level this season. He has deserved his opportunities.
“He is still a young lad and you have to be careful with them. He has picked up some niggles and that is understandable because he isn’t used to the intensity of the training and he has played plenty of football this season.
The boss added: “Connor is another one we have high hopes for and he just has to keep working hard. He has had a taste of it and he just has to keep on progressing like he is.”