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Salford name Gary Bowyer new manager

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has been named new manager of Salford City.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville and his fellow Class of '92 owners were heavily criticised on Monday after axing Richie Wellens after just over four months in charge.

In a club statement on Tuesday, Bowyer, who had been working with Derby's Under 23s and has previously had spells in charge of Blackpool and Bradford, said: "I'm delighted to be here, I've got to first and foremost thank Wayne Rooney, Darrell Russell at Derby County for being so helpful to allow me to come here.

"Obviously today is a case of meeting the players and setting the expectations of what we expect of them from now until the end of the season.

"We want them to be playing aggressive football both with and without the ball, and have a right good go at these remaining 11 games.

'We have an opportunity like everybody else in this league to try and force our way into the reckoning to try and get into the play offs and see if we can do that."

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