Match Preview: Stafford Rangers (A)

Rob Smith’s side face their last pre-season game of the summer on Tuesday evening (August 4) when they head to Marston Road, the home of Stafford Rangers.

The game sees the second leg of the Mike Hughes Memorial Trophy being played out, with the Pitmen holding a 2-0 lead from the first game.

Following another victory last weekend against Rhyl, Smith’s side head into the match looking to claim another triumph ahead of the season opener against Stalybridge Celtic next Saturday at Keys Park.

The manager has admitted that any players who aren’t fit won’t be risked, with the game coming just days ahead of the start of the new campaign.

“We’ll be putting out the strongest squad that we can, but any players who have got knocks won’t even be considered.

“Tom James came off with a knock on Saturday, Ahmed Obeng is still struggling with a cut to his groin and Kyle Perry is also missing due to injury.

“We know how big a game this is for the supporters though, so we will be going out there to win.”

The match kicks-off at 7.45pm at Stafford, with the home club producing 100 copies of a special programme, priced at £1 each, in remembrance of their former club stalwart.

Admission prices are as follows:
Adult £5
Concessions £3
Under16s £2
Under 12s accompanied by adult – FREE.

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