Chester City visit Edgeley Park today for the unusual kick off time off 3:00pm on a Monday afternoon.
Chester have won just one out of their last nine games, but their last result was a 1-1 draw at Darlington on Friday – and one of the key words there is Friday, as County played on Saturday with ten men for an hour it is likely that Chester will be the fresher side.
County drew 0-0 at Lincoln, a good result, and will now be looking to build on their home record of just one defeat in 14.
Jim Gannon about Lincoln: ‘The referee said he sent Liam off for an alleged head-butt, but to be fair if somebody kicked me, then turned round and threw a head at me are you supposed to walk away? He had just been kicked.
‘I am sure I am going to be reported for my comments to him, but he has booked another player for pointing at him. At the end of the day we’re in a billion pounds industry and often games are being determined by amateurs.’
Stockport County Team News:
Liam Dickinson is suspended after picking up a straight red card at Lincoln on Saturday, he will miss the next three games.
Wayne Hennessey will play his last game in County colours today, Joe Lewis will replace him when he returns.
Adam Proudlock could start upfront, Tes Bramble will face a late fitness test, Michael Malcolm will be included in the squad once again.
Rob Clare came through a full 90 minutes on Saturday, but Michael Raynes is a doubt once again.
Michael Rose, Keith Briggs, James Tunnicliffe & Michael Bowler are all out injured.
Player to watch: Wayne Hennessey
His last game in County colours, going back to Wolves after his record breaking stint at Stockport County.
It will be interesting to see whether he picked up any confidence from the clean sheet on Saturday.
Chester City Team News:
Phil Bolland has served his suspension for Chester and could return to the team.
Simon Marples will miss out again with a broken toe.
Player to watch: Simon Yeo
Jim Gannon refused the chance to sign Stockport born Yeo at the beginning of the season, and Yeo will be looking to prove to Gannon that he was wrong.
Yeo wanted to move back to his hometown team, but Gannon decided that it wouldn’t be in the interests of the club to pick him up on a free.
Yeo has scored three goals this season.
Stockport – 4/6
Draw – 5/2
Chester – 16/5
Uriah Rennie. I say no more.
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