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Dickinson hails Stockport support

Stockport County

Stockport striker Liam Dickinson has paid tribute to the club's supporters for the role they have played in the team's run to the play-off final.

A crowd of 9,245 attended the 1-0 semi-final second leg win over Wycombe, as they set up a final with Rochdale.

"They come in their hundreds and thousands to home games and it really does get us through the games," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"Now it's just nice to have something to make them proud."

After scoring, he also revealed a T-shirt saying 'It'll get better' as a message of encouragement for one of the backroom staff.

The possibility of going to Wembley has been at the back of everybody's mind but it really has just been one game at a time for us.

Stockport striker Liam Dickinson
He said: "It was for kitman Richard Landon's wife.

"She has been having a bit of trouble with her kids. They have been staying up all night and not sleeping so it was just to make her feel a bit better.

"I know I took a bit of a risk of getting booked but it was worth it."

He continued: "Now that we are through to a Wembley final, everyone at the club is so excited - from all the backroom staff and players to the fans too.

"The possibility of going to Wembley has been at the back of everybody's mind but, in that old cliché, it really has just been one game at a time for us.

"We've just got through each level - get past this stage, then that one - and taken it step by step."


see also
Lawro's Play-off predictions
23 May 08 |  Football
North-west duo take centre stage
23 May 08 |  League Two
Stockport v Rochdale
24 May 08 |  League Two
Masked Owen set for Wembley final
21 May 08 |  League Two


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