Stockport County Preview with Ash Palmer
Vanarama National League North high-flyers Stockport County will visit Nethermoor Park this weekend as the former football league side look to close the gap at the top on league leaders Chorley. The visitors are in excellent form winning their last ten games in league and cup, including a 4-2 away win at Vanarama National League side Harrogate Town.
However, the Lions are finding things much tougher having not won at home since the Emirates FA Cup first round match against Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United in November, they current sit in nineteenth place just four points from the relegation zone.
Stockport County will include two former Lions in their squad this weekend with summer signings Ash Palmer and Frank Mulhern returning to Nethermoor Park. In the build up to this weekends fixture, I spoke to former Lions defender Ash Palmer about Stockport County and how he is enjoying his time at Edgeley Park.
With just over half the season played Stockport County sit second in the league table, how do you rate the clubs chances of gaining promotion to the National League?
Yes I think we’ve got a good chance of promotion, but there will also be 3/4 teams up there that will be thinking the same. Chorley are in the driving seat at the minute so hopefully we can keep getting results and put some pressure on them and hope they slip up
Stockport County have been a long establish football league club in the past do you think the club now has the correct structure to start the climb back to the football league?
Everything is in place for the club to be climbing the league. The fans, the ground and the squad we have at the minute. But ultimately is up to us to do the business on the field.
Both yourself and Frank Mulhern are at Stockport County how have you found you time at Edgeley Park and are you enjoying playing for the club?
I have enjoyed my time so far and I’m sure frank has too. We had a little bit of a slow start in the league but are now picking up pace and enjoying a good cup run which was good to be part of as a player.
This weekend you will be returning to Yorkshire to take on Guiseley AFC will it bring back any memories of your time at Nethermoor Park and what do you think was your best moment at Guiseley?
Yes of course it will be nice to go back to Guiseley this weekend and see some old faces but hopefully we can go there and get a result in what I’m sure will be a tough game. The best moment at Guiseley was probably staying in the National League in my first season at the club because we were being wrote off.