PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Stockport County

It’s good to see local rivals Stockport County back at The Racecourse after spending an unthinkable six seasons in the Conference North. They are one of our most regular opponents, having met us 119 times stretching back to 1891, and in a week which saw the sad demise of Bury it’s good to welcome an old adversary back.

We have an excellent recent record against The Hatters, having been unbeaten through our last four clashes. Indeed, the last time we met them, we registered our biggest victory in this fixture. Having drawn an FA Trophy match at Edgeley Park in January 2015, we filled our boots in the replay.

Wes York got two, including a superb curler from outside the box, Louis Moult also got a couple to add to the overhead kick which had earned the replay, and Andy Bishop and Steve Tomassen rounded off the scoring in a 6-1 win.

We have the upper hand at home against County, with 32 wins against 17 losses. However, overall Stockport have a clear advantage, having won 8 more games than we have. Stockport’s last win at The Racecourse came in December 2007, since when we’ve won three times and scored 13 goals in the process.

Steve Watkin.

Jim Steel is our top scorer against Stockport with six goals, one ahead of Benjamin Lewis, a forward from the 1890s. Keith Webber, Tom Tilston, Steve Watkin and Andy Morrell are one goal behind them.

Lewis, Webber and Juan Ugarte are the only Wrexham players to have scored hat tricks past The Hatters.

Mark Carrington makes his 325th career league appearance today, while Akil Wright plays in his 75th league game for Wrexham

Remember, commentary of all Wrexham’s games is available online through the club’s Mixlr channel, and you can also download the Final Whistle podcast after each game to hear my analysis. It’s available from all the usual podcast sources, including Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher and Acast.

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