Date: 24th August 2007 at 4:54pm
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County welcome Rotherham Utd to Edgeley Park tomorrow as they look to extend their three match unbeaten run at the start of the season. Rotherham have made a good start to the season, outplaying Darren Ferguson’s promotion favourites Peterborough on the way to a 3-1 win, and drawing with Hereford on the opening day.

Vital Quotes:

Jim Gannon: ‘We have players on the bench and in the stand who are as good as those on the pitch.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson once said the hardest part of his job was keeping all of his players happy.

‘I have some good pros here who understand that, if the team continues to do well and gets results, then they are going to have to wait their turn. But Dickinson certainly couldn’t have done any more.’

Stockport County Team News:

County welcome back Tony Dinning to the squad after he was absent from the squad at Chesterfield with a calf strain. Other than that, Jim Gannon will be pleased with no new injuries to his squad.

Player to watch: Gary Dicker

After a lot of excitement surrounding Gary’s transfer to County from UCD, he missed the majority of pre-season friendlies with injury, but recovered to play against Dagenham and Chesterfield. Some people have said he’s unfit, some have been unimpressed, and some are pleased with his performances. After thne first two games, it looks like we’ve got a new ‘Tes Bramble’ on our hands, with fans split half and half over Gary Dicker. A good performance against Rotherham though, and that could change.

Rotherham United Team News:

Defender Stephen Brogan has recovered from a hamstring injury in time for tomorrows game, and there is some confusion for Rotherham fans over defender Craig Fleming, with Utd boss Mark Robins denying claims Fleming has left the club, but then saying that Fleming will not be included in the squad tomorrow.

Player to watch: Chris O’Grady

O’Grady was the important link in a lot of Rotherhams moves and goals last week. He scored the first goal for the Millers with a cool finish, and will be looking to inflict more damage tomorrow. But he will have a hard game on his hands, up against the impressive County pairing, the speedy Ashley Williams, and the tough-tackling Gareth Owen.

Match Odds

Stockport – 23/20
Draw – 11/5
Rotherham – 19/10

Ref Watch:

Mr Swarbrick.

County have only won one game out of four that Mr Swarbrick has officiated in over the last three seasons, the first being the 3-0 defeat at Chester last season in the Johnstones Paint Trophy. The other three being the 1-1 draw with Torquay, the 1-0 win at Rochdale, and the 2-0 Defeat at Sincil Bank to Lincoln, all of those three coming in the 2005/06 season.

Next Fixtures:

Charlton Athletic V STOCKPORT COUNTY – Tuesday