County eye eighth spot
STOCKPORT County’s National League fixture at Torquay United today represents the halfway point of their season.
They currently sit in 13th position and five points outside the play-offs.
Jim Gannon’s men are four games unbeaten on the road and a win against Torquay could see them leapfrog their opponents into eighth.
However, the Hatters lost the reverse fixture in September when four first-half goals, including two from League top scorer Jamie Reid, saw County slump to a 4-0 defeat.
FC United host Lancaster City in the Northern Premier as they look to make it nine unbeaten in all competitions.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in September and FC United face another tough test as Lancaster are on their own nine-game unbeaten run in the league.
Ashton United parted ways with manager Jody Banim on Monday, meaning it will be Josh Wilson in interim charge when the Robins host Radcliffe Borough in the Northern Premier.
Borough pose a tough test having won their last four games.
Former Atherton Collieries boss Michael Clegg will take permanent charge of the Robins on Monday. He guided Atherton to three promotions alongside winning two cups in his five years in charge.
Curzon Ashton have no National League North game due to the FA Cup.