Stockport County In Focus.

Messiah Jim Gannon has brought in 7 players: 3 defenders, Jordan Fagbola (Rochdale), James Tunnicliffe (Wycombe Wanderers)  & Sean Newton (AFC Telford) ; 1 midfielder in Alex Kenyon (Lancaster City); plus 3 strikers,  Tom Collins (Hayes & Yeading), Craig Hobson (Stalybridge Celtic) and last but not least the return of Danny Rowe, on loan,  from Fleetwood.  He has the weight of expectation akin to that of Atlas, upon his shoulders, but does he have the funds to deliver the return to the promised land,  the hopeful Hatters deserve?

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


STMI takes a look at The Hatters,  set to be reborn under Gannon the Messiah.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

logo Pre-season friendlies

Cheadle Town 0-8 Stockport
Lancaster City 0-2 Stockport
Halifax Town 2-0 Stockport
Stockport 0-0 Fleetwood Town
Stockport 1-2 Manchester City XI
Stockport 1-4 West Bromwich Albion
Skelmersdale United 3-3 Stockport
Stockport 2-2 Wigan Athletic
Trafford 0-1 Stockport
Cheadle Heath 0-1 Stockport

logo Transfer dealings

Out- Midfielder Jon Routledge to Hamilton.
IN- (RB, CB & CM) Jordan Fagbola from Rochdale
IN- (6 month loan) Striker Danny Rowe from Fleetwood
IN – Centre-half James Tunnicliffe from Wycombe
IN – Striker Tom Collins Hayes & Yeading
IN – Defender Sean Newton in on a 1 year from Telford, 
IN – Striker Craig Hobson joins from Stalybridge Celtic, 
IN – Midfielder Alex Kenyon joins from Lancaster City.
Out – Tom Elliott to Cambridge for a non disclosed fee
Out – Ryan Fraughan to TNS

Released Jon Routledge, Danny Rowe. Bernie Hirmer and Jordan Rose

New deals – 1 year to Danny O’Donnell & Andy Halls.

One year first pro contracts also signed by youths Kyle Brownhill, Andy Graham, Deji Omoboye and Ben Say on their first professional contracts.

Offered Deals Joe Connor plus younger first team players Tom Elliott, Carl Piergianni and Cameron Darkwah have also each been made  an offer of re-engagement.

logo Edgeley Summer sound-bites

(Most recent first) 18-year-old utility man (RB, CB & CM) Jordan Fagbola signs after his release from Rochdale. Striker Danny Rowe returns on a six month loan from Fleetwood. Live TV game – Wrexham (H) now Wednesday 10/10k.o. 7.45. Largest shareholder Spencer Fearn has been appointed Vice-Chairman.


1,600 season tickets sold as at 2/7. Hatters sign Wycombe centre half James Tunnicliffe on a two-year deal. Danny Hattersley signs a new and improved one year deal. Hatters win BSP fair play award. In comes striker Tom Collins from Hayes & Yeading.  Striker Craig Hobson arrives from Stalybridge Celtic. Centre-back Alex Kenyon signs from Lancaster City. 


Gannon brings Alan Lord back as his assistent (who has run a freelance scouting service) whilst Willie McStay becomes head coach at Bristol City’s  Youth set-up


Hatters Squad


Ian Ormson, Dane Smith


2 Andy Halls 3 Sean Newton 4 Joe Connor (Vice captain) 
5 Daniel O’Donnell (Captain), 6 James Tunnicliffe, 15 Carl Piergianni 16 Kyle Brownhill 17 Ben Chu Say, 20 Jordan Fagbola (utility D & M) 26 Euan Holden,


7 Danny Whitehead 8 Alex Kenyon,
14 Sam Sheridan, 18 Jon Nolan, 28 Sean McConville, Andy Graham, Deji Omoboye


9 Danny Hattersley, 10 Tom Collins, 11 Craig Hobson, 13 Cameron Darkwah, 19 Danny Rowe (loan)

Posted on August 8, 2012, in Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13, Blue Square zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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