Match Preview: AFC Fylde vs County

County are again in action away from home in the National League North. This time, against league leaders AFC Fylde at their new, 6000 capacity, Mill Farm stadium. 

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Team news: 

Jim Gannon’s side will be stretched as they play their second game in four days against full-time Fylde, although the manager has no new injury concerns ahead of their trip to Lancashire. Mark Ross and Connor Hampson will both be hoping to make the starting XI after missing out at the weekend whilst Kaine Felix could replace Josh Amis on the right-side of attack if County adopt a more attacking formation. Kayode Odejayi and John Marsden missed out completely at the weekend but could feature from the bench if County require goals.

Form: 

Fylde are currently the form team of the division over the last five matches, with 11 points from a possible 15. Their most recent fixture saw them secure a last minute draw against promotion rivals Kidderminster Harriers which ensured an 11 point gap between the two sides.

County, on the other hand, stand as the eighth best performing side over the last month or two, with two wins and two draws in their last five matches after a tricky run of fixtures. On a positive note for Hatters fans, is that their match against The Coasters acts as their last match of the season against a play-off rival. Stockport’s next seven matches are all winnable games against mid-table (or lower) teams.

League Standings: 

Even a defeat for County tomorrow leaves them in a great position to attack the top five, with seven winnable matches following their tricky trip to the Fylde coast.

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Table courtesy of Flashscores.co.uk

Stadium: 

The match will signify a first visit to Mill Farm for County supporters, and the 6000 capacity stadium is state of the art for national league north level.

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Fylde’s new Mill Farm stadium.

Tickets: 

With large amounts of away support expected to travel north for the game tomorrow. County fans are advised to buy their tickets in advance, with online purchase the preferred option. Click here to buy your tickets and get a copy sent to your phone.

Fans can also purchase via phone (01772 598855) or in person on the day.

Tickets will cost £12 for standing and £15 for seated. Juniors cost £9 and £5 respectively.

Follow: 

Many County fans are expected to journey to Mill Farm for the game, but if you can’t make it then you can listen, as always, to Pure 107.8FM. Alternatively keep up-to-date with proceedings by following the official Stockport County twitter account or Stockport Express correspondent, Sam Byrne. The Everything Hatters twitter account will also be keeping followers updated.

 

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