Our prediction for this League 2 match:
EnviroVent Stadium will host Saturday’s League Two game between Harrogate and Stockport, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Harrogate are desperate to secure yet another League Two survival, while Stockport are eyeing a spot in the playoffs. The Sulphurites picked up vital three points form the Carlisle United game, but experienced forward Jack Muldoon limped off with injury just before the half-time break. Samuel Folarin is widely expected to replace him in the starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-2 win over Tranmere Rovers. Stockport are eager to put an end to their three-match winless run on the road, and, taking everything into account, both teams to score betting option should be considered. With no fresh injury worries to report, Dave Challinor is unlikely to make changes to the team that faced the Super Whites at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Joe Mattock):
Joe Mattock is a professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Mattock was born on 11 May, 1990 in Leicester, England and he began his senior career at Leicester City. He plays as a left back and his contract with Rotherham United expires on 30 June, 2017.
Joe Mattock played for West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Brighton in the past and he represented England on the international stage as well. He has 1 cap for England U17 team, 13 caps for the U19 team and 5 for England U21 team. Mattock started his youth career at Leicester City and he was voted Leicester’s academy played of the 2006/2007 season. He made his debut for the Leicester City senior team on 14 April, 2007, in a 2-1 loss to Norwich City.
He came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Gareth McAuley at left back. Speaking of his personal life, Mattock was sentenced to ten months in prison on October 2011 as he pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.
Highlighted Team (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.