Dean Brennan’s side will host league leaders Stockport County this afternoon (15:00 KO) at The Hive London in the Vanarama National League.
We have created this Match Preview to guide you through everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.
Bees fans can secure their tickets by clicking HERE.
Once booking tickets online, supporters will be sent an e-ticket to their registered email which can be scanned from your mobile device or printed out for entry through the turnstiles.
Adult – £22
Concessions* – £14
Under 17s – £5
*Concessions are those over 65 and under 21, tickets checks will be in operation at the turnstiles.
HAVE A ‘DRINK ON US’
Don’t forget that we’re offering all Season Membership Card Holders a ‘Drink On Us’ before the match!
To redeem your FREE drink, please arrive at Legends Bar no later than an hour before kick-off, where you will be asked to scan your card to collect your beverage.
Nickname: The Hatters
Stadium: Edgeley Park (10,841 capacity)
Manager: Dave Challinor
Top Scorer: Paddy Madden (11)
League Position: 1st
IN: Zeki Fryers (Swindon Town), Ethan Ross (Lincoln City), Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley), Lewis Earl (Unassigned), Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) Ben Whitfield (Torquay United), Tom Walker (Harrogate Town), Kenan Dunnwald-Turan (Scunthorpe United), Elliot Newby (Chorley), Scott Quigley (Barrow), Oliver Crankshaw (Bradford City), Ethan Pye (Rochdale), Arjan Raikhy (Aston Villa).
OUT: Jamie Stott (AFC Flyde, loan), Alex Curran (Curzon Ashton), Adam Thomas (Curzon Ashton), Lewis Earl (Telford United, loan), Nyal Bell (Kidderminster Harriers), Richie Bennett (Sutton United), Jordan Downing (Bury AFC), Ross Fitzsimons (Weymouth FC), Max Greenhalgh (Stockport Town), Harvey Gilmour (Halifax Town), Millenic Alli (Chorley, loan), Lois Maynard (Solihull Moors , loan), Jordan Williams (The New Saints), Jack Hinchy (Brighton & Hove Albion), James Jennings (Retired), Joshua Barnes (Retired), Joshua Schofield (Stockport Town, loan), Arjan Raikhy (Aston Villa, loan), Kenan Dunnwald-Turan (Scunthorpe United, loan), Elliot Newby (Chorley), Harry Cardwell (Chorley, loan), Tom Walker (Harrogate Town).
LAST TIME OUT
Bees 1 – 4 Chesterfield
Vanarama National League
Bees: Aston Oxborough, Jamie Turley ©, Rob Hall (Ben Richards-Everton 60’), Mitch Brundle, Daniel Powell (Adam Marriott 77’), Ephron Mason-Clark, Reiss Greenidge, Wes Fonguck, Harry Taylor, Sam Beard, Sam Woods (Jordan Thomas 60’). Subs (not used): Jake Askew, Mason Bloomfield.
Stockport County 3 – 0 Maidenhead United
Stockport: Ben Hinchliffe, Ash Palmer, Liam Hogan, Macauley Southam-Hales, Mark Kitching, Antoni Sarcevic (John Rooney 79’), Ryan Crossdale, Ryan Rydel (Ryan Johnson 74’), Will Collar, Connor Jennings (Oliver Crankshaw 59’), Paddy Madden. Subs (not used): Elliot Newby, Sam Minihan.
Born in Chester, Challinor played as a defender in the Football League for Tranmere Rovers, Stockport County and Bury before retiring in 2008 due to a knee injury.
The 46-year-old began his managerial journey in 2010 with Colwyn Bay and then AFC Flyde in 2011.
He stayed at Flyde for eight years before leaving for Hartlepool United in 2019. Whilst in the North East, Challinor enjoyed success and earned promotion to the Football League in 2021 after a dramatic play-off penalty shoot-out.
During his time at Stockport so far he has guided the club to the top of the league and had an impressive 5-3 win against Bolton Wanderers in the Emirates FA Cup.
ONE TO WATCH
The Hatters’ top scorer started his career in Ireland, scoring 14 goals in 53 games before joining English side Carlisle United in 2011.
Madden has enjoyed rich goalscoring form whilst playing for the likes of career for the likes of Yeovil Town, Scunthorpe United and Fleetwood Town.
The 31-year-old left Highbury Stadium to join Stockport County in the summer of 2021.
Referee: Jacob Miles
Assistant Referee: Christopher Reeson
Assistant Referee: Lee Hartley
Fourth Official: Aaron Farmer
COME ON YOU BEES!