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Salford City interim boss Scholes reacts to Southend victory

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Salford City interim boss Paul Scholes could not fault the Ammies in their victory over struggling Southend United and predicted former Manchester United striker James Wilson will score ‘a lot’ of goals this season if he is supplied with chances.

Scholes got his first win as interim boss at the Ammies with a 3-0 victory over struggling Shrimpers.

Harry Lennon’s own goal and striked after the break from James Wilson and Ian Henderson sealed the three points for the Ammies.

Salford now sit seventh in the League Two table after the victory.

Wilson, 24, is in a purple patch at the Peninsula Stadium, having scored three times in as many games at home now.

And having seen what Wilson can do at former club Manchester United, Scholes believes Wilson will continue to find the back of the net if the Ammies can keep him supplied with chances.

He told the club’s media team: “That’s what we expect from him. He’s a quality striker. I’ve seen it at first hand at United when I was at United with him.

“He’s got ability and the lad can score goals with either foot, he can head the ball and if we can keep creating chances for him, he’ll get a lot of goals this season.

“I’m very pleased. I thought what we tried to do from the Port Vale game, I thought the lads carried it out really well. They worked so hard as well which is important and we know that to win games in this league, it’s going to be hard.

“You’re going to have to work really hard for the full 90 minutes. We did that tonight and we know with the quality we’ve got up front, we can score goals.”

Scholes brought in Oscar Threlkeld, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Tom Clarke in three changes from the weekend defeat against Port Vale.

And the Ammies interim boss played tribute to the three players into the side, but also the entire team.

He said: “You couldn’t fault the team. I think every one of them performed really well and I thought Oscar especially was outstanding in the centre of the pitch.

“It’s not somewhere he’s played for us that often, he’s usually played right back but in centre midfield today he got to the ball, he tackles, passed it well. I thought he was excellent.

“Tom Clarke was excellent and has great experience for us back there and Brandon, he could have had a couple of goals. I’m really pleased with everyone, not just the three lads who came in but pleased with everyone.”

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