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1 March 2013

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All you need to know if you fancy heading to Stockport


Where? Stockport County reside at Edgeley Park and have done since 1902. Until last season the all-seater stadium was shared with local Rugby Union side Sale Sharks. That put tremendous strain on the surface, but since the Sharks' relocation in 2012, the plush playing surface is back to its neatest.

Northward bound Yet again Town fans will be hitting the UK's motorways as they head north on the ever reliable *cough, cough* M1. It’s a three-hour journey if you decide to hold fire in switching lanes - but for those of you peeling off to the M6, for the more direct route, you may sneak it in just under.

SatNav savvy For those of you technological supporters who bypass the use of a map, just tap in SK3 9DD and follow that star.

Catch the coach The Bobbers will of course be providing travel coaches to and from the ground for those of you who would rather avoid the agony of driving. Head to the fans tab above for all the necessary information. Or just click here. Whatever’s easiest.

Hatter Chatter! It's the game we've all been waiting for...County vs. Town, North vs. South, Hatter vs. Hatter? Yes, indeed there is the one outstanding connection between the two sides in the sharing of their nickname. Much like Town, Stockport were christened the Hatters in association with the town's hat making history. Be prepared for some Hatters bragging rights in County’s excellent County Life programme (£3).

On the Train for the Railway End Tickets are available on the door at tomorrow afternoon's game with the Hatters fans wanting to pack out the terraces for John Still's first game in charge. County's away allocation can facilitate for over 1,500 travelling supporters...but wrap-up warm, spring’s not here yet – and the away end hasn’t got a roof...

Instilling the belief Tomorrow will mark a very special Hatters début for John Still who will take charge for the very first time. His last management début, albeit nine years ago, was against Stevenage when his Daggers ran out 3-1 winners. He followed up that with back-to-back wins for a 100% start to the campaign and Dagenham top of the table.

Hats off! Recent fixtures have favoured Luton with four wins from the last six meetings. The game played at Kenilworth at the beginning of last year ended with a home win for Gary Brabin's men who won 1-0 thanks to an Aaron O'Connor penalty. Stockport are the final team the Town have yet to play this season.

Team news The Hatters will travel to Stockport without the suspended Wayne Thomas who will serve his three-match ban without appeal beginning tomorrow afternoon. New signing Alex Wall will be included in the travelling party to help attacking options with Andre Gray ill and Jon Shaw and Scott Rendell doubtful through injury.

Points on the board Both sets of Hatters fans have seen their sides struggle in recent outings as they head into the game on the back of two defeats. Draws before those for both mean three points are all important tomorrow afternoon. The orange Hatters still have sights on sneaking under the radar into the play-offs, whereas County are looking over their shoulder rather than up.

Still-ism “You can’t be a little be pregnant, you’re either with or you’re not.”

Live and online Remember we’ll have live coverage during the game on and via our social media channels Facebook and Twitter. Hatters Player subscribers can tune in for free on a 14-day trial, whilst post-match expect a report, reaction, photographs and interviews all springing up for your enjoyment – or despair...


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