A WIN at Stoke always means a lot to the South Cheshire football fraternity, but victory on Sunday would be extra special for one management duo.
Former Nantwich Town men Jimmy Quinn and Dave Cooke have led Shrewsbury Town to the brink of regaining their Football League status at the first attempt.
A win over Aldershot in the Nationwide Conference play-off final at the Britannia Stadium will see them achieve that goal.
Former Crewe Alex favourites Colin Cramb and Kevin Street are members of the Shrews squad and the local links continue in the shape of kit man Alan Rivers, dad of Norwich City striker Mark.
Popular manager Quinn told Shrewsbury's website: Now we're at Stoke and we have a great chance. Aldershot played well and beat us at home earlier in the season and they will prove tough opposition and have some talented players.
'I hope we'll rise to the occasion, especially with the amount of people we'll take to the final. We've got the talent and I hope that the lads can go out there and express themselves.'
The game kicks off at 1pm and will be broadcast on Sky Sports 1.