Date: 3rd March 2006 at 10:34pm
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County are looking to bounce back tomorrow against Peterborough United after losing 1-0 against Boston last week.

County have a few injury doubts ahead of the match, Mark Hughes has a slight problem with his back, whilst Tes Bramble may face a late fitness test after being taken off last week with a hamstring injury. Mickael Wolski is suspended after picking up his 5th yellow card last weekend.

Michael Raynes, Ross Greenwood and Keith Briggs are all back in contention. Raynes and Greenwood both played a part in the reserves 2-1 win against Bradford City in the week, with Raynes getting a goal.

Daryl Smylie, who played a part in Northern Ireland U21’s friendly win against Wales in the week is set to get his first start for County.

The game could be in doubt tomorrow after heavy snowfalls around the country, however the Peterborough pitch has been covered for the last couple of days and they have now hired out blowers to try and ensure the match goes ahead.
Posh Executive Director Bob Symns theposh.com ‘The club has been in touch with Tildenet, who are a professional group who supply and erect blowers and heating capability for football pitches

‘This is costing thousands of pounds to do, but we as a football club want to support our fans and the Stockport County supporters and make sure this game takes place on Saturday.’

‘It is a critical game and it is very important that it takes place this weekend. No cost is being spared. We hope our fans come down to London Road and get behind the team,’ Symns said.

Jim Gannon has told the press this week that Michael Raynes and Ross Greenwood could both play a part after being out injured for a couple of weeks.

‘Michael will definitely be in the frame for the Peterborough game, he’s been a huge loss for us over the past month,’ Gannon revealed.

‘Meanwhile, Ross had an excellent game against Bradford, he’s a great young lad with a good attitude, and he’s in my plans for the weekend.

‘Keith Briggs was a big loss last Saturday after injuring his foot at Bristol Rovers, but if he gets in a full week of training before Saturday then he should be okay.’

‘But we know it will be tough at Peterborough. They attack you from all angles and have some very good players such as James Quinn and Dean Holden.’

Last 6
Stockport ? LDWWLD
Peterborough ? LWWLWL

Match Odds
Stockport ? 4/1
Draw ? 2/1
Peterborough ? 7/10

Top Scorers
Stockport – Adam Le Fondre (6), Liam Dickinson, Matty Hamshaw & Keith Briggs (5)
Peterborough ? Danny Crow (12), James Quinn (7), David Farrell (5)

Games Since
Stockport win – 2
Peterborough win – 1
Stockport draw – 1
Peterborough draw – 6
Stockport loss – 0
Peterborough loss – 0

League Two Position
6th Peterborough ? Points 52
22nd Stockport ? Points 34