Match Preview: Stafford Rangers (A)

A new era begins for Hednesford Town this evening as manager Paul Casey takes charge of his first game after being appointed on Monday.

The game couldn’t be much bigger, with the Pitmen facing an FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round replay against local rivals Stafford Rangers, after the sides drew 1-1 at Keys Park on Saturday.

The winners of the tie know they face a trip to National League North side Chorley in the next round, with Casey looking to make progression in the competition.

He said:

“I’m very much looking forward to the game against Stafford Rangers; in fact I have to admit that I am quite excited by it.

“I know that they have improved their pitch from previous years and this will help our set of players. Now I’m looking for them to go there and get a result.

“This game will also see me coming up against a former Coleshill Town manager in Neil Kitching and a side that I beat last season in the FA Cup, something which I’m sure they will remember.

“We also go into the game in a much stronger position than on Saturday, with three players back who were missing.”

The manager will have a fully fit squad to choose from for the game with Lewis Wright having recovered from injury. Meanwhile Tristian Dunkley will return to the squad following his suspension and Lloyd Ransome is available again after returning from holiday.

Hednesford supporters are advised that the game will be segregated with Pitmen fans being asked to enter the ground through turnstiles F & G situated to the left of the social club, access to which is from inside the ground after passing through the turnstiles, which will open at 6.30pm.

Any disabled spectators should use entrance D for access and may use the disabled stand or home seated areas.

Ground Address
Marston Road
Astonfields Road
Stafford
ST16 3UF

Admission Prices:
£10.00 – Adults
£7.00 – Concessions
£1.00 – Under 18

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