Preview - Stockport County (H) - Tuesday 13th October
The Vale will host its first ever National League fixture as Wealdstone face Stockport County for the first time.
Wealdstone vs Stockport County
The Vale, partnered by Nagle Flooring
Tuesday 13th October, 7:45pm kick-off
This fixture will be played behind closed doors.
HOW TO WATCH
You can watch this fixture live on the official Wealdstone FC website by visiting HERE
Wealdstone took one point from their first two tough away fixtures in the National League and will look to replicate last season’s strong home record. Stockport County are the league’s favourites for promotion and will look to continue with their good start after winning their last two games.
All players are available for selection following our first two league games. Defender Connor Stevens returned to the squad on Saturday at Dagenham & Redbridge and could return to the starting line-up on Tuesday for the first time this season.
Dag & Red (A) 1-0 L
Yeovil Town (A) 2-2 D (Emmanuel, Phillips)
Chesterfield (H) P-P
Dover Athletic (H) 3-0 W (Rooney 2, Reid)
FC Halifax Town (H) 2-1 W (Kitching, Thomas)
Torquay United (A) 1-0 L
WHAT WAS SAID?
Dean Brennan: “We’re going up against a fantastic side. It’s very early days, but they look like the strongest team in the division so far. They have a lot of experience, quality and they are looking to get promoted back to the Football League.”
Jim Gannon: “It’s going to be a really tough place to go. There will be a buzz for them playing at a higher level and welcoming the likes of Stockport. We’ll be back at work on Monday, on the road Tuesday and let’s hope we can pick up all three points.”
WHO TO WATCH FOR
John Rooney: 29-year-old midfielder Rooney signed for Stockport in the summer from National League champions Barrow. Rooney scored 19 goals from central midfield last season as he was one of the standout players in Barrow’s championship side. The midfielder started his first game for the club last week and scored two goals against Dover Athletic on Saturday.
This is our first ever fixture against Stockport County.
Thank you to Rolfe East for being our match sponsor for this fixture.
Preview by Dec O'Reilly