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‘Very impressive’ – Stockport sign two players to boost promotion hopes for 2020/21

‘Very impressive’ is just some of the comments Stockport County received as they sign two players to boost their promotion hopes for 2020/21.

The Hatters finished the current campaign in 8th position after the league standings were voted in favour of being based on points-per-game (PPG).

Controversially, it meant that Barnet moved up from 11th to seventh in the National League, which then dumped Stockport County out of those playoffs places.

The club said in their statement how delighted they were to egt the two brothers Connor and James Jennings on board with both arriving with significant experience of success at National League level and above.

They continued to say via their website: “Connor, 28, rose through the youth team at Stalybridge Celtic before going on to make 103 appearances for the Club. No stranger to Edgeley Park, Connor played 16 games for County on loan in 2012/13, scoring eight goals.

“The striker has spent his recent years at Prenton Park, making 140 appearances for Tranmere Rovers since signing in 2016, including playing in 3 play-off finals, scoring in two of them and assisting the winner in the other, as Rovers rose from the National League to League One.

“James, 32, started his career in the Manchester City youth system before playing for a number of successful National League Clubs including, Cambridge United, Forest Green Rovers and a promotion winning campaign with Mansfield. Most recently the defender was at Wrexham, making 107 appearances for the Club.”

Simon Wilson, Director of Football said: “We are incredibly lucky to be able to bring another two individuals who have a clear understanding of what it takes to win to our football club, and I know they will do fantastically well here.

“Both players have already lived what we hope to achieve, and just like Liam Hogan and Lois Maynard, will provide invaluable know how to the club. It is a special moment for the brothers to play together, in their home town, but I know neither have joined the club for sentiment. They are excited about what we are doing and where we are going, and want to be a big part of us getting there.”


2009–2012 – Stalybridge Celtic – 103 games (44 goals)
2012–2014 – Scunthorpe United – 16 games (0 goals)
2012–2013 → Stockport County (loan) – 13 games (4 goals)
2013 → Macclesfield Town (loan) – 16 games (14 goals)
2014 → Grimsby Town (loan) – 12 games (1 goal)
2014–2016 – Wrexham – 86 games (20 goals)
2016–2020 – Tranmere Rovers – 140 games (27 goals)
2017 → Macclesfield Town (loan) – 5 games (1 goal)


2006–2009 – Macclesfield Town – 38 games (1 goal)
2008 → Altrincham (loan) – 9 games (0 goals)
2009–2010 – Kettering Town – 37 games (3 goals)
2010–2013 – Cambridge United – 101 games (6 goals)
2013–2014 – Mansfield Town – 46 games (4 goals)
2014–2016 – Forest Green Rovers – 30 games (6 goals)
2016–2017 – Cheltenham Town – 3 games (0 goals)
2016–2017 → Morecambe (loan) – 13 games (0 goals)
2017 → Wrexham (loan) – 15 games (0 goals)
2017–2020 – Wrexham – 107 games (10 goals)

As mentioned, ‘Very impressive’ was one of the ways fans told Stockport as they sign two players to boost their promotion hopes for 2020/21…

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