Match Preview: Stafford Rangers (A)

Hednesford Town make the short journey across Cannock Chase today as they take on local rivals Stafford Rangers at Marston Road.

This is, of course, the third meeting between the two sides already this season following the fixtures in the FA Trophy which eventually saw Stafford progress after two sets of 90 minutes had failed to separate the sides.

The last league meeting between the two sides came on Boxing Day four years ago when a single Aaron Rey strike 14 minutes from time gave the Pitmen all three points.

Manager Paul Casey was looking to draw on the experiences of the previous game this season against Rangers.

He said:

“When we look back to the last game, our squad has completely changed over the course of the last five weeks or so.

“We shall be using that previous game to understand where we went wrong last time as we look to try and get a positive result on the day.

“Hopefully that previous fixture will prove to stand us in good stead for the game on Boxing Day.”

The Pitmen go into the game with somewhat of a depleted squad as Lloyd Ransome (shoulder) and Lewis Wright (knee) miss out due to injury. While Tom Thorley (hip), George Forsyth (ankle) and Reece Leek (dead leg) all face late fitness tests to see if they will be involved on the day.

 

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

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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