County take on 14th placed Nuneaton Town at Edgeley Park again on Saturday as they look to move back into the play-off spots, having been displaced courtesy of a Darlington victory in midweek.
Attacking midfielder, Adam Thomas, has returned to training at County but will not feature at the weekend as he aims to build his fitness for the last few weeks of the season. Defender Chris Smalley and winger Danny Lloyd will both likely be passed fit despite the duo limping off in the closing stages of the game against Tamworth last weekend.
Kaine Felix and Kayode Odejayi will be aiming to play a part in the game after impressing off the bench against The Lambs, whilst captain Mark Ross will hope to keep his place in the side after two impressive performances in defence last week.
For Nuneaton, Ashley Chambers will likely start up front again. The striker, whose parent club is Grimsby, scored his first goal for The Boro last week against league leaders Fylde and could have had two or three as Town dismantled the league leaders. Coventry Loanee Devon Kelly-Evans will also start in midfield after impressing upon his return to the club last week.
Stockport come into the game off the back of a hard-fought victory over play-off chasers Tamworth, a result which saw them become the only team in the national league north to go unbeaten in the last five matches. The Hatters currently sit seventh in the form table after navigating a tricky month of fixtures against their fellow promotion contenders.
Town are currently enjoying a renaissance period in their season with only one defeat in their last six matches. The 14th placed side have only lost to Curzon Ashton in March and demolished AFC Fylde 4-1 last week at Liberty Way, a stadium currently going through an usage dispute.
Thoughts from the Opposition:
Manager Tommy Wright is confident ahead of the match this weekend, and has admitted that he is relishing the trip to Edgeley Park on Saturday.
“There will be a big crowd and we are looking forward to it”, he told the official club website earlier this week.
“We’re in good form and will go into it without fear. The lads showed what they are capable of last weekend and they are full of confidence”.
Wright isn’t taking anything for granted, however, and is aware of the challenge facing his players.
“Stockport are a difficult side to beat and sit just outside the play-off zone, so they will be determined to get the points, but we are ready for the challenge”.
The club expect the match to be another popular one and a crowd of between 3,500 and 4,000 is likely expected. Supporters should turn up before 2.30pm to queue for tickets or make use of the cash-only turnstiles on offer.
Adults (18-64): £15 // Concessions: £10 // 6-17 years: £5 // Under 6: Free
If you cannot make it to Edgeley Park this weekend, there are a number of ways you can keep up-to-date with proceedings:
Radio: As always, Pure 107.8fm will be providing excellent coverage of the game and you can catch their build-up and commentary from 2pm.
Twitter: Sam Byrne is away this weekend but Stockport County and Nuneaton’s official twitter account will be providing match updates throughout the match. You can also follow Everything Hatters on Twitter for some slightly biased coverage of the match.