PREVIEW: Hatters hoping to get back on track with trip to Gainsborough

Stockport County will be hoping to put two straight league defeats and an FA Trophy exit behind them when they visit Gainsborough Trinity this weekend in the National League North.



Gainsborough Trinity are one of the only teams that have remained in the National League North since its inception in 2004. They came closest to exiting the division last season when they finished 19th, just missing out on relegation at the expense of Stalybridge Celtic.

This year, Trinity have had another difficult season and currently sit 21st and three points from safety, winning only one of their last five league matches. Under the management of Dave Frecklington, the club will once again be hoping to avoid relegation and build on the 26% increase in attendances that the club enjoyed last season.

Team News: 

Chris Smalley may return after missing the Brackley game at the weekend, whilst Stephen O’Halloran will also be aiming to get back in the starting line-up after acting as an unused substitute last Saturday.

Darren Stephenson could return to the XI after only featuring from the bench at Edgeley Park, whilst Sam Minihan will likely not feature as he continues his rehabilitation.


Main Stand
Photo: Football Ground Guide

The Gainsborough Martin & Co Arena, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2QW.


Ticket prices are set at £12/£8/£4 and pay on the gate is available.

As usual, imagine FM will be commentating on the game via County Player or 104.9FM. Alternatively social media updates will be available on Twitter and Facebook.

Prediction League: 

Comment below with your score and attendance predictions before kick off to join the Everything Hatters prediction league. Full rules and league table can be found by clicking here.


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