Date: 4th December 2007 at 1:08pm
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You can watch Football for a fiver tonight no matter how old you are, at Edgeley Park!

Bottom of the league Lincoln City visit Edgeley Park, where County have lost the last four league games on the trot.

Last time the two teams met was in the passionate meeting at Edgeley Park last November, when County turned Edgeley Park into a fortress and sent Lincoln, the then league-leaders, home licking their wounds from a 2-0 defeat.

However the story is much different this season for Lincoln, and they are now at the wrong end of the table and looking to turn their form around under new manager Peter Jackson.

They won their last league game, beating Notts County 2-1.

Vital Quotes:

Peter Ward (County assistant manager) speaking to the Stockport County official site: ‘Last season Lincoln came as league leaders in October and we beat them 2-0.

‘It was an excellent performance and a bit of a turning point for us.

‘The lads got a little bit of belief in themselves and everyone went home happy.

‘Let’s hope that everyone goes home happy tonight after we get three points in the bag.’


Lincoln skipper Scott Kerr speaking to the Speaking to the Lincolnshire Echo: ‘They beat us last year when we were top of the league.


‘What struck me was the passion of their fans, they really got behind them. I think there was only 4,000 in the ground, but it sounded like 40,000.’

Stockport County Team News:

Gary Dicker is back in training but is unlikely to figure, he could be on the bench.

Matty McNeil is likely to start in central defence again after a good performance at Bradford.

Paul Tierney, Keith Briggs and Anthony Pilkington are all in contention.

Adam Proudlock and Adam Griffin could also start. Tommy Rowe may keep his starting place.

Player to watch: Matt McNeil

Whether he plays centre back or centre forward tonight McNeil will need to produce a solid performance for County to build on.

Lincoln City Team News:

Adie Moses is doubtful after picking up an injury at Nottingham Forest.

Hamza Bencherif, on loan from Forest, is allowed to play again though.

Ben Smith, ex County player, may start and will contest for the number one spot with Alan Marriott.

Nat Brown, sent off in the match at Sincil Bank last season, Matt Stallard and Lee Beevers are all definitely out.

Player to watch: Ben Smith

Was never given an opportunity to impress at County in the season Jim Gannon kept County up, will be looking to prove Gannon wrong about not giving him a choice.

Was liked by the County fans though he never played!

Match Facts & Stats

William Hill have County to win at 5/4 on, the draw at 9/4 and a surprise Lincoln victory at 14/5

Ref Watch:

Mr Boyeson is tonights referee, from East Yorkshire. He has handed out one red card in 14 games this season. The last time he officiated a County game was the home defeat against MK Dons on the 21st April last season, County lost 2-1 that day. He also officiated our match at Notts County last season, resulting in a 1-0 defeat. Going back even further, he was the referee in our 6-0 defeat at Carlisle!! Not good omens then…

Next Fixtures:

STOCKPORT COUNTY V Wycombe – Saturday

 

One Reply to “We’re Back”

  • Under the lights lets hope we all get behind the team and become that 12th man again. County to win 2-0!

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