Date: 26th February 2013 at 3:26pm
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Stockport County are looking to complete the double over Hereford United this evening, after beating them 2-1 earlier in the season.

It was Craig Hobson who got both County goals that day, but doesn’t find himself part of the squad now as he is out on loan at Lincoln City.

Hereford are currently in 9th place though and beat mid-table Cambridge on Saturday.

However County have the advantage of a weeks rest since the last game and more time to prepare.

Vital Quotes:

Hereford boss Martin Foyle “It was a good team performance in the second-half against Cambridge and I was delighted to go home with the three points.

“We are doing OK but we had a lot of draws early on in the season which masked how well we were doing but sometimes a win is better than two draws. We haven`t got many players at the moment and that worries me because we have got eight games next month.”

Stockport County Team News:

Adnan Cirak could get a start upfront, after Kalezic withdrew Hattersley at half time last week.

Johan Hammer should move to defence, more likely to replace Jordan Fagbola.

Simon Hackney could get his first start from the left hand side, with Cullen on the right and Cirak through the centre.

Player to watch: Simon Hackney

Should have a point to prove against Hereford United – his ex employers. Could get his first start after a full week of training with the squad.

Hereford United Team News:

Martin Foyle will have his full squad available to him once again, with the exception of defender Michael Townsend who is still struggling with a calf injury.

Player to watch: Ryan Bowman

Scorer of 17 goals this season, Bowman could add a few more tonight against a wobbly County defence.

Match Odds

County 7/5
Draw 11/5
Hereford 8/5

Next Fixtures:

Stockport County take on Luton Town at home on Saturday.


8 Replies to “County Look For First Win In Three”

  • Somebody gave our lot the wrong script (again). Cirak??? bin the bugger and what the hell was the manager playing at when he substituted Sam Sheridan when he was clearly our best player on the night and that was after completely screwing up the back four. How the hell the sponsors worked out Cullen was man of the match is beyond words, I’ll send Sam a bottle of champagne, and we’ve got Luton on Saturday? dear god!!!

  • Yes its a worry….Im not feeling as confident about our future as I was a few weeks ago…maybe a case of wishful thinking on my part but there was some (not much) possitive things last night against a poor Hereford side

  • We’ll stay up but my optimism about next season is evaporating. Conference football, we’ll have to get used to it for some time I feel.

  • while we continue to use our full backs as our only real wide attacking option we will continue to be susceptable counter attacks down our flanks. Our centre halves are drawn out wide to compensate, their forwards move in to nod the ball home unchallenged. Last night 3 headed goals all unchallenged. Its not rocket science. Our defence is woefull but could be improved by ensuring that their 1st priority is defending, the clues in the name DK. All good sides start with solid defences. The players he has brought in are no better than what we have sent out on loan. In fact I’d argue the are worse. How can he drop our leading goalscorer and replace him with this useless Swede. Is Cullen giving us anything more than Whitehead can or Hobson or Collins. How DK can not see that our defense is the priority is beyond me. This tippy tappy square passing, looking for an opening does not work at this level. The sooner DK realises that the better. He says he wants to play football the proper way well that is just football snobbery. What entertains most supporters apart from the snobby purist is goals scored and none conceded, goal mouth action, not 10 passes to get over the half way line then pass back and do it again.

  • Spot on NE fully agree that what puts bums on seats are goals scored, who defines proper football, maybe in Holland it works well but this is a working class club with a less than working class budget and if DK wants this team to survive he’s got to pack em in at the back learn how to defend set pieces and tell that useless imitation footballer (Cirak) that over here we run for and with the ball not after it, otherwise next season we can add Altrincham to our fixture list. P****d off doesn’t come close.

  • One point missed to reiterate what somebody else wrote, Why have we not heard Lord Peter Snape on the local radio station undermining DK? After listening to parts of the fans forum last night his comments about JG said it all.

  • Yes NE it was your report on an away game recently thatg set alarm bells off in my mind. Our defence is going to continue to be compromised using the tactics you mention.
    Hope we manage to stay up, not much else to say really

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