Former Manchester United duo could be set for trip to New Mills

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Phil Neville and Paul Scholes could be heading to Church Lane on Saturday - but only as spectators.

The former Manchester United pair are co-owners of Salford City, who the Millers host, and both are hopeful of being present.

New Mills chief Roy Soule met up with the duo prior to the club’s last game and said that they have vowed to attend the return game if their schedules allow it.

Time is running out for New Mills to save themselves from relegation.

Soule’s side saw Monday’s league fixture at home to Brighouse postponed due to a waterlogged surface and last weekend they slumped to a seventh successive league reverse; 2-1 at Northwich Victoria.

Despite taking an early lead, it was yet more despair for Soule’s beleaguered team.

Soule reflected: “It was similar to so many results and performances this season.

“We are clearly a good side but can’t maintain it for the full 90 minutes.”

Millers have just 11 matches remaining in which to save themselves, although they are now nine points adrift of third-bottom Prescot Cables.