Stockport County visit Elland Road on Saturday in what could be a record breaker for Leeds United and Simon Grayson. Leeds have won their last fourteen league games at Elland Road and seven out of seven this season so far in all competitions home and away. Both of these records match ones set by the great Don Revie and could be beaten by Simon Grayson should we be victorious on Saturday.

Both Patrick Kisnorbo and Rui Marques are away on international duty for the fixture so Simon Grayson will be forced to change his two centre-backs. With Richard Naylor still out injured new signing Leigh Bromby could go straight into team.

Like many clubs in the lower leagues these days Stockport have had their fair share of financial troubles. They were placed into administration towards the back end of last season and subsequently bought by a group of local businessmen. The lovely people at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (remember them?) have since been hassling the club for money as they continue to try and rid themselves of old debts.

Stockport are currently managed by former Liverpool and Everton defender Gary Ablett who took over after their administration last season when former manager and Stockport player, Jim Gannon left to manage Motherwell after four years with the club.

So far this season Stockport sit mid-table. It’s worth noting that they’ve done much better away from home than they have at home so far. Although they’ve only played two away matches, they’ve won one and drew the other, whilst at home they’ve lost two and drew one.

Head-to-head, we’ve had just eight meetings, six of which were in the 1920’s in the old second division (Championship). The other two fixtures were last season when Leeds won both games. Away we won 3-1 after falling 1-0 down, with goals from Becchio, Delph and Christie whilst at home we beat them 1-0 with an early goal from Jonny Howson. Overall we’ve won four, lost three and drawn once.

The game could see a slightly boosted attendance as the club have announced Liverpool tickets will only be available to members, season ticket holders and those that can produce a stub from the Stockport game. The match has been deemed a catergory A though, so we’ll have to wait and see if that puts anyone off. The Liverpool game is also midweek and on Sky Sports so some may decide to stay at home and watch it.

Unsuprisingly, the bookies have us nailed on favourties to win on Saturday. The best price I can find on Leeds winning the tie is 3/8 whilst a draw is 4/1 and a Stockport win ranges from 6/1 to around 8/1.

Last five league fixtures 
Leeds – WWWWW
Stockport – DWLLD

  • dave shack

    we are gunna absolutely destroyt em!

  • Henry V

    Cautiously optimistic!
    We all know that we will be disappointed sooner or later.
    I will keep everything crossed.

    Henry.

  • Peter T

    The ref for the game is Mc Dermid who was ref at Gillingham game two years ago when last winning run at start of -15 season finished
    He sent of Becford and Kandol and played until they scored an equaliser after 97 mins
    Wise reported him to FA for swearing at him but nothing happened

    Beware!

    • TSS

      I remember him well. Just checked his stats so far for this season and he’s yet to send anyone off. He has used his yellow card 14 times already though.