Nantwich Town will look to build on Monday’s excellent victory at Basford United with another away trip to Radcliffe this weekend. Radcliffe are 16th but will be looking to impress in front of their home crowd as they play at the Neuven Stadium for the first time under new manager Lee Fowler.
Name: Radcliffe FC
Nickname: The Boro
Manager: Lee Fowler
Stadium: Neuven Stadium
Position: 16th (BetVictor Northern Premier League)
Match: Radcliffe FC vs Nantwich Town
Competition: BetVictor Northern Premier League
Date: Saturday 7th March 2020
Stadium: Neuven Stadium
New signing Cameron Gregory looks set to make his Dabbers debut in goal as Greg Hall serves his suspension following his red card after the final whistle against FC United. The Shrewsbury loanee will ensure that there will still be a Greg between the posts, just not the one supporters have been used to this season.
Prince Haywood will be hoping to retain his starting place as he returns to the club he left for Nantwich a couple of months ago. And another goal like he scored against Basford would be most welcome.
Last time out
Nantwich will be after a spot of revenge after Radcliffe claimed all three points in the reverse fixture in October.
A smartly worked move saw a low cross from Scott Metcalfe dummied by Liam Ellis and finished by Kingsley Williams in the second half.
The goal came just minutes after Jimmy Lawrie missed a penalty for the Dabbers. Matty Devine was brought down by future teammate Haywood but Lawrie, usually dependable from 12 yards this season, saw his spot-kick and the rebound saved by Boro keeper Oliver Martin.
Player to watch
There is a familiar face in the Radcliffe ranks under new manager Lee Fowler. Fans of Football League teams in the North West will recognise the name of Jean Louis Akpa Akpro, the 35-year-old French striker.
Coming through the ranks at Toulouse, he moved to England with Grimsby Town in 2008. He has had spells at Rochdale, Bury and Tranmere. He was most prolific, however in his time at Shrewsbury Town, scoring 16 goals in two years there. He was playing in the Football League as recently as last season with Oldham, and marked his debut for Radcliffe with a goal in a 4-1 defeat to Gainsborough. He will certainly be a physical goalscoring threat for the Dabbers defence to marshal on Saturday.