STOCKPORT boss Dave Challinor has challenged his side to play on the front foot ahead of their FA Cup clash with Wanderers.

The Hatters held Ian Evatt’s men to a 2-2 draw when the sides met at the UniBol earlier this month thanks to goals from Scott Quigley and Ben Whitfeld.

And Challinor says he wants his side to play attacking football as they prepare to host the Whites in front of the TV cameras.

“We’ve spoken about this, an identity of what we’re going to be about,” he told the club’s YouTube channel.

“It’s going to be around intensity – we’re going to be on the front foot, we’re going to back our ability and say, ‘come and take us on’.

“We will hopefully keep (the fans) happy on Wednesday because we’re going to try to win football matches and affect them positively.

“That’s something we tried to get across after we scored the first goal (against Bromley). We want to get another goal and steamroll teams, not be safe and try to see games out.

“That’s the biggest thing, I think the players understand now what I want from them. They will be challenged technically and tactically, they’ll be asked to do things they haven’t done previously.

“They will be asked to work at a much higher intensity. We have to get to a point where we can continue that for 90 minutes or we can control a game.”

Stockport have been given a major boost by the return of Connor Jennings, who is now back in full training and could be involved against Wanderers.

The forward hasn’t featured since March after being diagnosed with chondroid sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Jennings had surgery to treat the cancer and has been back in non-contact training for the past five weeks.

Should Wanderers make it past the Hatters, they will head to League One rivals Rotherham in the second round.

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