Stockport County could enter the Football League record book tomorrow if we should win without conceding a goal.
County have won eight straight games without conceding, and are currently equaling the record along with three other teams.
Bristol Rovers haven’t won a game in their last four, and have conceded seven goals in that period.
Rovers last outing was in the local derby against Bristol City in the regional final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – that game finished 0-0 and with the second leg on Tuesday Rovers may be distracted by the possibility of reaching the Millenium Stadium.
God: ‘The players have every right to think they can win the title,’
‘And why not? It’s only natural to be confident.
‘We have got good momentum and I haven’t set any limits on what we might achieve.
‘Even if we don’t, then what a bright future this club has.’
‘Tes has a fantastic appetite for the game,’
‘People talk about his goals record, but he contributes so much more.
‘His work ethic is a credit to him, and the quality of his crosses was outstanding.
‘We go to Bristol Rovers on Saturday, which will be a tough game. But we won’t change the way we play. Teams are starting to fear us and rightly so.’
Rickie Lambert: ‘We’ve got to score and we’ve got to win,’
‘If they beat us, then the gap between us is going to be too much to make up and there will be only be one team left to catch – and that might not even be possible.’
‘They have to concede at some time and their run has to come to an end at some time. Why can’t it be this weekend?’
Bristol Rovers Team News:
Sammy Igoe and Chris Carruthers are both facing late fitness tests to decide whether they will take part in tomorrow’s game.
Player to watch: Rickie Lambert
They’ve got a striker who has scored 15 this season, but the ex County man Lambert will be out to prove the County faithful wrong after Lambert left following a very mixed period in the County shirt.
Stockport County Team News:
County are likely to name the same team that beat Walsall on Tuesday night.
Adam Proudlock should return to the squad after he was ruled out on Tuesday with a high temperature.
But Tes Bramble should return in attack.
Player to watch: Wayne Hennessey
8 games in his career. 0 goals conceded. What is going to happen tomorrow? Everyone will be watching Wayne.
Bristol Rovers – 6/4
Draw – 21/10
Stockport County – 6/4
Mr Whitestone is tomorrow’s referee. In 23 games this season he has handed out 78 yellow cards and six red cards. In his last league game (Barnet-Accrington Stanley), he handed out six yellow cards and two red cards.
I can Rickie Lambert ending County’s run. 2-0 to Bristol.
STOCKPORT COUNTY V Swindon Town – Saturday