Southport Using Blackburn & Blackpool connections well

Alan Wright has raided Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool FC and Fleetwood Town with Stockport County striker Hattersley also set to cross swords with his former colleagues at Sincil Bank tomorrow.  Add former Blackburn Rovers striker Osayamen Osawe (2 in 2 games) into the mix and it is pretty easy to see why  The Sandgrounders are just a point behind the Imps and fancied for the play-offs.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs



Former Villa, Blackburn, Blackpool and Fleetwood star Alan Wright’s signings do look to be a great use of a bottom third budget for the division.  As a former defender one would expect him to start from the back. Danny Hurst was a decent keeper at Barrow despite relegation. Defenders Challoner (Blackpool) and Fitzpatrick (New Mills) and free agent Matt Flynn are wise acquisitions.  Luke George can play in defence or midfield and was pulling up roses at Stafford Rangers.

Jamie Milligan from his ex-club Fleetwood is a steadying influence in the middle as is Rutherford from Barrow. Another new midfielder, Scott Brown, helped Chester to promotion and ex manager Neil Young stated that “his attitude and professionalism was an example to others”.  Striker Danny Hattersley arrives from Stockport and he will be some force up front with Steven Tames.

Wright has also changed from a 4-3-3 formation to Simmo’s cosmopolitan 4-2-3-1 with wins over Luton Town, Aldershot and  Gateshead suggest this will be a tough nut to crack.  Then again their away form is poor with just one win against Hyde and three defeats including the 1-4 reverse at Tamworth.

IN Player From Pos Fee
28th June Danny Hattersley Stockport For
25th June Jamie Milligan Fleetwood Mid
25th June Paul Rutherford Barrow Mid
17th May Danny Hurst Barrow Keeper
2nd July Luke George Stafford Rangers Def/Mid Free
13th July Scott Brown Chester Mid
13th July Matt Flynn Free agent Def
25th July Matt Challoner Blackpool Def
26th July David Fitzpatrick New Mills Def
8th August Osayamen Osawa Blackburn Striker
OUT Player To Pos Fee
July Alan Moogan AFC Telford
July Russell Benjamin AFC Telford
June Simon Grand AFC Telford
June Neil Byrne AFC Telford
June Chris Lever AFC Telford
May Sean Clancy

Posted on September 16, 2013, in Blue Square zone, Skrill Premier Zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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