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Alty gear up for Stockport clash
10:26am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
ALTRINCHAM are in great shape as they prepare for one of the biggest occasions in the club’s recent history - th clash against Stockport County at the J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday in the Skrill North.
The Robins have made just the start demanded by manager, Lee Sinnott, with an opening day victory at Aggborough against Worcester City before getting the better of Barrow in their first home game on Tuesday night.
A goal down after an hour against Worcester, Sinnott’s ploy to bring on Kyle Perry and Nicky Clee paid massive dividends as Perry was involved in all three goals and Clee tormented a tiring Worcester defence.
Carl Rodgers entered the fray late on to complete a 3-1 victory with a clinical finish.
“The substitutions were pre-planned , whatever the state of the game, but you obviously want players to make an impact when they come on and that’s exactly what they did,” said Sinnott , who proceeded to make three changes for the Barrow game.
“I told the players on Saturday that there would be changes on Tuesday night. Kicking off the campaign with four games in 10 days is a big ask and I want to get as many players as possible into the season during this time.”
On the 2-1 home victory over the Cumbrians, Sinnott was frustrated that ‘we didn’t build up any momentum in the game, playing in fits and starts and we never really dominated the midfield’, whilst paying tribute to James Lawrie’s finish that opened the scoring as a ‘wonderful strike, showing great technique’.
Altrincham are expecting a huge crowd for Saturday’s first ever league encounter with Stockport County, who just 11 years ago were in the same division as Manchester City.
The match is not all ticket and fans are requested to arrive in plenty of time ahead of the 3pm kick off.