Jim Gannon returns to Chesterfield tomorrow, when he last visited this ground he was part of the County team that won promotion to Division One.
Gannon will have happy memories of the Recreation Ground and will be looking to recreate them this season, and what a better way than to record a win in the first away match of the season.
County will be taking over 1500 to Chesterfield tomorrow, and with the players on a two game winning run Gannon will be looking to make it three.
Chesterfield drew 0-0 away at Chester last week in the first league game of the season.
The last time County visited the ground was the season we got relegated from League One, and County were beaten 4-0 on a wet Wednesday night in October.
However the season before County went to Chesterfield and won 3-0, a part of the run that saw Sammy McIlroy save County from relegation.
Jim Gannon: ‘It’s a long season but the players are very driven and we’re delighted with the way we’ve started the season.
‘Chesterfield will be a tough test and we’ll be ready for it.’
Chesterfield Team News:
Chesterfield will be without ex-County player Jamie Ward because of injury.
Nicky Travis goes straight into the squad after arriving from Sheffield United on loan.
Player to watch: Nicky Travis
The pacey right winger will be looking to prove he is up to league football, can he provide Paul Tierney with his first real test?
Stockport County Team News:
Tony Dinning is set to miss out once again.
Jim Gannon is expecting Keith Briggs, Michael Raynes and Anthony Pilkington all to be fully fit once again though.
Player to watch: Conrad Logan
He’s kept two clean sheets in his first two County games and he’ll be looking to carry that on tomorrow. Will he cope with the pressure of an away game well, a game when County could be under pressure?
Chesterfield – 11/10
Draw – 11/5
Stockport – 2/1
Phil Dowd is Saturday’s referee. Last weekend he refereed Arsenal and Fulham, giving out five yellow cards in the 2-1 Arsenal win. He gave Arsenal a penalty but also turned one down when Hleb was fouled. The last time he officiated a County match was on the 1st March 2003, in County’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff.
STOCKPORT COUNTY V Rotherham United – Saturday
Chartlon V STOCKPORT COUNTY – Tuesday week