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Behind Enemy Lines! Stockport County

Our look at Saturday’s opponents

31 August 2022

Match Previews

Behind Enemy Lines! Stockport County

Our look at Saturday’s opponents

31 August 2022

We’re back on the road this weekend as we head to Edgeley Park to take on newly-promoted Stockport County in League Two.

Wimbledon will be looking to take the positives out of our 2-1 Papa John’s Trophy victory over Aston Villa Under-21s on Tuesday night, with Paul Kalambayi and Josh Davison both getting on the scoresheet.

Here we give you the lowdown on our next opponents:

In the Dugout

Dave Challinor took over as County boss back in November 2021 and has since led his side to the National League title, culminating in a return to the Football League after an 11-year absence.

He began his career with Colwyn Bay in North Wales – with whom he achieved play-off success in 2010 – before he then moved on to AFC Fylde, where he achieved several promotions over a period of eight years alongside winning the FA Trophy. Prior to arriving at Edgeley Park he also helped Hartlepool United back into the EFL.

How have they fared so far?

The Hatters have endured a tough start to the season so far, winning just once (1-0 against Colchester United) in their opening six league games.

Whilst in the Carabao Cup they knocked out Harrogate Town in the first round (1-0) before exiting to Leicester City 3-1 on penalties after a credible 0-0 AET.

The Ones to Watch

Paddy Madden is a name that needs little introduction to followers of the Football League with the Irishman having scored an impressive 193 goals in just north of 570 games.

The County captain notched 23 in the league last season, firing his side to the title and once again underlining his reputation as one of the deadliest marksmen in the country.

Ollie Crankshaw is a direct and powerful winger who is capable of making smart runs in behind, as well as crossing the ball from deep.

A player who has had to bide his time after tricky spells with Wigan Athletic and Bradford City, he became a key man for the Hatters last term on the right-hand side.

Callum Camps is Stockport born and bred and completed a move to his hometown club this summer after spending two years with Fleetwood Town.

The central midfielder, who also took in a seven-year spell at Rochdale, is capable of scoring spectacular goals and is known for dictating the tempo of games.

Did you know?

The club still holds the record for the biggest home win in Football League history – having defeated Halifax Town 13-0 on 6 January 1934.

Get your ticket for Saturday's game

For many of our supporters, it will be a first visit to Edgeley Park with Stockport having been promoted into the league last season.

Tickets are available from the host club at the following prices:

Adults (18+) - £20

Students - £14

Age 65-plus - £14

Disabled fans - £14

14-17 years - £7

6-13 years - £7

0-5 years – FREE

Please note that students must be in full-time education (with valid ID) and children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Buy now from Stockport's online ticket site.

To book a place for disabled supporters, or if you have any issues, you can contact the host club's ticket office on 0161 266 2700 or e-mail tickets@stockportcounty.com . Their ticket office is open during the week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (10.00am until 4.00pm), but closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Wimbledon supporters will be able to pay on the day with the ticket office at Stockport open from 11.00am. Please be aware though that it's likely that your ticket will be for the Vitality Railway End, which is uncovered but seated.   

 


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