Stockport County

Stockport County

Nickname: The Hatters

Year formed: 1883

Ground: Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, Stockport, SK3 9DD

Capacity: 10,650

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2008/09 average: 6,129

For visitors: 1,558 in the Railway End (uncovered)

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Position last season: 18th in League One

Manager: Jim Gannon (January 2006)

Player to watch - Dominic Blizzard: The former Watford midfielder signed for the Hatters after a successful loan spell in 2007. The 25-year-old has bags of experience after playing for the Hornets in the top two divisions and is a key figure in the County midfield. Blizzard has bags of energy and gets from box-to-box.

Record transfer fee paid: �800,000 (Ian Moore, Nottm Forest, 1998)

Record transfer fee received: �1.6m (Alun Armstrong, Middlesbrough, 1998)

Ticket office: 0161 286 8888

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Distance: 194 miles

Journey time: 4 hrs, 20 mins

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Pub: Try The Armoury (31 Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK3 8BD ) for a friendly atmosphere with a beer garden and a mix of home and away fans. Being a Robinson's pub it serves locally-brewed beer. Only a short walk from the ground: gets busy on Saturdays. There's also the Royal Oak and the Sir Robert Peel, both on Castle Street.�

Last league meeting: Norwich City 2, Stockport County 0 (21 April, 2002): Phil Mulryne's 45th minute deflected volley and Malky Mackay's header from Clint Easton's inch-perfect corner underneath the County bar ensured the Canaries would face Wolves in the playoffs.

City connection: Keith Briggs began his career at Edgley Park before moving to Norwich in January 2003 - returned to County in January 2005.

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