Reds: Alfreton Town v Stockport County preview

08-1770-21''Alfreton Town FC''Nicky Law, manager
08-1770-21''Alfreton Town FC''Nicky Law, manager

Alfreton Town face another relegation six-pointer on Saturday when fourth-from-bottom Stockport County are the visitors to the Impact Arena.

Reds manager Nicky Law has goalkeeper Phil Barnes available again after injury but son Josh is again missing through a thigh injury.

There are no other injury worries but left back Connor Franklin sits the game out as he serves the second of a three-match suspension.

Law will be looking for his side to build on Easter Monday’s 2-0 win at Southport with the knowledge that possibly one more win from the five remaining games could secure a third season’s Conference Premier Division status for the club, particularly with several other clubs in the bottom ten facing each other on the same day where points will be dropped.

Stockport arrive in 21st place, two points away from safety and with only four games left.

A recent slump in form led to them changing managers a fortnight ago with former Gateshead manager Ian Bogie taking over from Darije Kalezic.

County will be looking for a first win in three league games having gone down 2-1 against Grimsby Town and drawn 1-1 with Macclesfield Town in their last two outings.

On the road so far this season, Stockport have won four times, drawn four and lost the other eight.

In the first game of the season between the sides on the opening day of the campaign, Stockport took all three points from a narrow 1-0 win, Danny Hattersley’s 35th minute header proving decisive.