With a spectacular series of signings in the Summer, Stockport made themselves the team to beat in the National League. They got off to a flying start too, winning 4 of their first 5 games, but it's been difficult for any team to find consistency in this most peculiar of seasons, and The Hatters haven't been immune to fluctuations of form. They suffered a home defeat at the hands of Weymouth, and come into this match having earned just one point from the last nine,
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With so many games postponed over the Christmas period, Wrexham go into this tricky clash having had a lot of time to prepare on the training pitch, but aware that while the games in hand will rack up, it's crucial to get results to avoid sliding down the table. The Hatters, on the other hand, are in the midst of a traditionally busy festive period, and have had one day's rest since their match at Altrincham. Indeed, since Wrexham's last league game Stockport have played a further three matches.
HEAD TO HEAD
Last season saw us face Stockport County in a league game after a 6-year hiatus. County’s relegation to the National League North meant we only got to play The Hatters twice in that period, in an FA Trophy tie in January 2015.
We were 2-0 down at the break at Edgeley Park, but Connor Jennings pulled a goal back half way through the second half, and four minutes later a superb Louis Moult overhead kick earned a replay. That match, three days later, was considerably simpler as we triumphed 6-1.
That was our biggest win over Stockport, which is a considerable feat as this fixture goes back a long way. Our 2-1 defeat at The Racecourse last season was the 120th time the sides have met, and County have the upper hand with 55 wins to our 43.
That defeat ended a run of three home wins against The Hatters, our best sequence of wins at The Racecourse against them.
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