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.
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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.
|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|
|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|
Posted on September 16, 2013, in Blue Square zone, Skrill Premier Zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool FC, Fleetwood Town, Stockport County. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.