'Watching Stockport County run West Ham close in FA Cup left sour taste in mouth'

Taking a look around the National League this week, with Chesterfield not playing, watching Stockport County run West Ham close in the FA Cup didn’t half put a sour taste in my mouth just thinking about what could have been, writes our fan columnist Roland Gent.

By Liam Norcliffe
Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:17 pm

The only league game that took place was Wrexham beating Dover Athletic. We’ve got the Welsh team on Saturday and they now sit in eighth place, but a win for the Spireites could catapult us up to halfway at least.

Bromley are showing some serious ambition and have signed striker Courney Duffus from Yeovil, meanwhile the Somerset outfit have re-signed their former attacker Reuben Reid and have turned

their fortunes round in recent weeks.

Town are back in action this week after a 10-day break due to Covid.

Notts County have been active in the transfer market bringing in Stevenage striker Innih Effiong on a loan deal and also Calvin Miller from Harrogate, so clearly Neal Ardley thinks the Magpies need to improve in order to catch Torquay United.

Torquay themselves have extended the loan of Plymouth midfielder Adam Rendell til the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Altrincham have been forced to pull out of this season’s FA Trophy, a positive Covid test in their squad led to their fourth round tie with Havant and Waterloovile being postponed. The next earliest date that the game could have been re-arranged due to a fixture pile-up would have been the 22nd which would have been outside the postponement window for the fixture to have

taken place.

Hopefully we can have a run of games now with no problems with Covid as we aim to climb the table.