Match Preview: Stafford Rangers (H)

The Pitmen renew old rivalries with Stafford Rangers on Saturday afternoon as they prepare to host their Staffordshire neighbours at Keys Park.

Saturday’s match will see two in-form sides taking to the field with ourselves having won the last five games on the bounce while Stafford are unbeaten for seven matches in all competitions.

With Stafford also having a number of ex-Pitmen among their ranks and nearly all of the Hednesford squad experiencing their first derby game, it is all set up for another exciting afternoon of football.

Manager Liam McDonald insisted that his side would be ready for this derby fixture, which kicks off at the usual time of 3pm.

He said:

“Tomorrow is the biggest game of the season since we have been here at the club. The players have been preparing well in training this week though and we go out there, in what we know will be a tough game against Stafford Rangers, full of confidence.

“For myself and most of the players this will be a new experience, having never played in a Staffordshire derby before.

“It will no doubt be played in a great atmosphere and we have a great opportunity of progressing if we can put in another good performance.”

McDonald is set to be without defender Lewis Wright but striker Danny Glover will be in contention to return to the starting line-up after recovering from a back injury that has been troubling him over the last couple of weeks.

NOTE: Saturday’s game will be segregated with Stafford fans being housed in the Hednesford End of the ground, they are advised to enter the ground through turnstiles 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B where access can also be gained to Strikers Bar.

Hednesford fans meanwhile will access to the rest of Keys Park with Pitmen supporters being asked to use the Chase Suite.

Admission Prices:
£12 Adults
£8 Concessions
£3 Under 16s

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