‘Not an easy game’ – Michael Clegg talks up Stockton Town strengths as Warrington Rylands face tough FA Cup test

Warrington Rylands manager Michael Clegg celebrates win over Stafford

Warrington Rylands manager Michael Clegg has highlighted the threats that Stockton Town possess ahead of their FA Cup encounter.

The Blues continued their fine form during the Bank Holiday weekend picking up four points, including a stoppage time equaliser from Dean Furman against Macclesfield to take them into the playoff positions after six games.

It was a dismal opening day from Rylands but they have bounced back from their disappointment and go into the encounter with the Northern Premier League East side, brimming with confidence.

“We were happy with it, we were very strong Saturday and created a lot of chances,” Clegg began speaking to Off The Park.

“It was pretty much one-way traffic again, we’re disappointed that we left it so late after being in such control.

“On Monday, we’d have been devastated to come away because we were really good, we were worthy of a point – if not more. It was a solid weekend, after six games to be where we are it’s really, really good.”

Stockton are unbeaten in their last three ahead of their trip to Gorsey Lane. It was an indifferent start for Michael Dunwell’s side but they have restored form and enter the clash in good spirits.

The Rylands boss added: “They’re always strong, they’ve recruited well to go and win the league below. I’ve been upset by those teams a couple of times so I’m definitely not taking them lightly, I’ve got a lot of respect for the lads up there, they’re all big, strong teams.

“They play the right way and they’ve got a really good number nine in Michael Fowler, who was at Fleetwood, FC United and Bamber, he’s a really good player. We’re definitely not going to be taking it lightly, it’s a game we want to win, we’re at home but it’s not one we’re looking at as an easy game.”

[Featured image: Warrington Rylands – Mark Percy]

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