Preview: County vs Bolton Wanderers

Championship side Bolton Wanderers make the short trip to Edgeley Park on Tuesday, as they take on Jim Gannon’s Stockport County for the first time since 2001.

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The Opposition: 

The Wanderers have not played County in over 15 years, with the last competitive fixture between the two clubs dating back to 2001 when the teams played out a 1-1 draw in the old Nationwide Division 1. Since that point, the two clubs have had distinctly different experiences and currently sit four divisions apart following Bolton’s UEFA cup exploits and subsequent fall from grace.

The club will likely play a mixture of first team and reserve players following a 2-0 friendly defeat to Fleetwood Town on Saturday. But County supporters may have the opportunity to see former Hatter Adam Le Fondre in action, with the former Hatter signing permanently at the club following a  successful loan spell last year.

Team News:

Jim Gannon will likely name another strong team, as he looks to build upon the success at the weekend against Macclesfield Town. Chris Smalley and Sam Minihan may return at the back, as the Manager looks to experiment with different back-lines before the season begins. Up top, Matty Warburton and Jason Oswell will likely retain their places after scoring five goals between them at the weekend against higher-league opposition.

Venue: 

The match will be played at Edgeley Park, with the Main Stand and Cheadle End open for home supporters and the Pop Side/Railway End for away supporters.

All supporters should be wary of the A6 closure in Stockport town centre and factor these delays into their journey.

Address: Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, Stockport SK3 9DD

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Admission is priced at £10/£7/£4/Free and kick off will be 7.45pm.

*The ticket office will not be open and supporters will need to pay with cash, on the gate, to gain entry.*

Social media is the best bet for supporters not lucky enough to attend the game. With live updates available on Twitter and Facebook.

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