Wrexham vs Stockport County preview: How to watch, team news, predicted line-ups, kick-off time and ones to watch
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One of the biggest games in the recent history of the Vanarama National League sees the top two clubs face off when Wrexham host Stockport County at the Racecourse Ground.

Leaders Stockport can clinch promotion back to EFL League Two after an 11-year absence with a victory while any other result sees the Hatters stand on the brink of the title.

For second-place Wrexham, a win pulls them level on points with their visitors with a game to go while a draw keeps them alive for automatic promotion, but would require Stockport to slip up.

  • Team news

Wrexham

Reece Hall-Johnson may feature in the starting XI in place of Bryce Hosannah, who is just returning from injury. Paul Mullin will be joined by Ollie Palmer in attack.

Stockport County

Andy Cannon played 60 minutes in the victory against Chesterfield and the ex-Hull City man looks set to retain his place in the midfield.

Jordan Keane and Eliot Newby were impressive at center-back and wing-back respectively and should start again.

  • Predicted line-ups

Wrexham: Dibble; French, Cleworth, Tozer; Hall-Johnson, Davies, Young, Jones, McFadzean; Mullin, Palmer

Stockport County: Hinchcliffe; Palmer, Johnson, Keane; Newby, Cannon, Sarcevic, Croasdale, Hippolyte; Duffus, Madden

  • Ones to watch

Paul Mullin (Wrexham)

The former Cambridge man has justified his decision to drop down two divisions by leading the Dragons with 24 goals, his latest coming on the weekend against Boreham Wood and should the Welsh side go up, he'll be a central figure in that.

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Paddy Madden (Stockport County)

Having found the back of the net 21 times, the Irishman is leading the line in attack for the Hatters. His match-winner against Chesterfield last week from the penalty spot will go down in club lore should Stockport return to the Football League.

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  • Previous meetings

The two sides have met once in the league this season with Stockport coming out on top and a second time in the FA Trophy, Wrexham claiming victory on their way to the final.

In late September, Mullin put the Dragons ahead after just 52 seconds following a long clearance by goalkeeper Ron Lainton.

Paddy Madden pulled the Hatters level just a minute after the re-start as he headed home from an Adam Rooney corner.

Madden played a part in the winner as his shot was deflected into the path of Ryan Rydel, who converted from close range.

In the FA Trophy semi-final, Mullin scored twice in second-half stoppage time, chipping goalkeeper Ben Hinchcliffe for the first and tapping in after a chip for the second.

The match will be televised on BT Sport with kick-off set for 12:30pm UK time.

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