SWINDON Town will face new opposition next season following Salford City’s promotion to League Two.

Salford, owned by members of Manchester United’s famous Class of 92, sealed a place in the Football League for the first time in their history on Saturday with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde in the National League play-off final at Wembley.

Town have never faced City before, however, manager Richie Wellens has some recent knowledge of them having had a brief stint with the club in the tail end of his playing career in late 2016.

Back in January, former England captain David Beckham purchased a 10 per cent stake in the club, matching that of former United team-mates Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, who have been involved at Salford since 2014.

Singapore businessman Peter Lim owns the remaining 40 per cent.

Saturday’s promotion was the fourth in five seasons since the initial involvement of the former United players and comes as a result of significant investment.

Under the new structure, Salford's Peninsula Stadium has been redeveloped to a capacity of over 5,000.

Speaking after the Wembley win, co-owner Gary Neville admitted there were times he did not like himself for having to make "clinical" decisions that helped set the club on the path to promotion into the Football League

"It is not easy, you have a lot of understanding of how difficult it is," Neville told BT Sport following Salford's victory.

"You have to make tough decisions. We have been really clinical at times over the last five years and sometimes you don't like yourself for it.

"There are a lot of players who aren't here today, managers who aren't here, who have done a lot over this last five years.

"Four promotions in five years – we said we would do it in eight, and we thought that was quite aggressive.

"But once we got the momentum and on a roll, we just thought: ‘Right, let’s go for it'.

"It is tough, but we have done it and we are so proud and delighted. Five years ago, we had 180 fans, now we have got a few thousand here, so it is amazing.

"I don't know how we have got out of it. It is an illogical league, amazing and so competitive, but we got there in the end."