Date: 20th February 2007 at 10:27am
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League leaders Walsall visit Edgeley Park tonight looking to put an end to County’s run of seven straight wins.

County haven’t lost at home since the end of September, and only Macclesfield have taken any points from Edgeley Park.

Walsall have won just one of their last six games, their last game was a 2-1 defeat against Lincoln on Friday night.

Vital Quotes:

God: “I can`t praise the lads highly enough after their performance. We were dogged and determined all day. We were also solid and professional. We had to be here, it was always going to be a tough game for us.

‘But huge credit to my players, we always looked a threat on the break, and our goal was a great counter-attacking one.

“It`s been a fantastic achievement for us to secure all these victories back-to-back but the lads know exactly what is needed to do that.

‘There`s going to be a great atmosphere for us [against League Two leaders Walsall] at Edgeley Park on Tuesday now. It`s nice to be challenging up at the top of the table, but there is plenty of hunger in our dressing room right now and maybe we can now look towards the top three.”

Richard Money: ‘We have lost two in a row for the first time this season, but after the last two performances we can go to Stockport in buoyant mood, roll up our sleeves… and off we go.’

Stockport County Team News:

David Poole might miss out after he went off injured at Accrington Stanley.

Adam Proudlock is back in contention, Tes Bramble may start.

Adam Le Fondre has extended his loan at Rochdale and so he will definately not play.

Michael Raynes, Keith Briggs and Michael Bowler are all long term injuries and none of them will play either.

Player to watch: Wayne Hennessey

He is bound to concede his first goal soon, and I think it might be tonight. The question is, how is he and the team going to react when it does go in. Let’s see how the lad does tonight in goals.

Walsall Team News:

Anthony Gerrard is given half a chance of playing as he is suffering from an ankle injury.

Allan Picken is also likely to miss out.

Player to watch: Martin Butler

Walsall’s top scorer this season, and could he be the man that puts the first goal past Wayne Hennessey?

Ashley Williams will have a tough job marking him.

Match Odds

Stockport – 6/5
Draw – 11/5
Walsall – 9/5

Match Prediction:

I think County’s home run could come to an end tonight. We are bound to lose soon, and I think that Walsall will be looking to bounce back from the defeat on Friday with a win at Edgeley Park. 2-0 to Walsall.

Next Fixtures:

Bristol Rovers V STOCKPORT COUNTY – Saturday

 

2 Replies to “County V Walsall”

  • Stop being negative (saying County will lose). Sky Sports are doing something about Wayne Hennesey on Saturday, they’re recording tonight’s game and having an interview with him later in the week, and he’ll probably concede tonight when the cameras are on him

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