Title Winner Rooney Joins Stockport’s Promotion Crusade

Stockport County’s impressive summer recruitment drive has continued as they announced the arrival of champion John Rooney.

Barrow’s National League winning captain has agreed a deal to join the Hatters on a three-year deal.

It comes days after the club confirmed James and Connor Jennings will play at Edgeley Park next season - and defender Mark Kitching from Hartlepool United.

Rooney’s arrival is big news for the club and manager Jim Gannon knows what the 29-year-old will bring.

“I think this signing is a real statement of intent on behalf of Stockport County,” he told the club’s website.

“I recently highlighted a strong desire to add goals, creativity and quality to our front line. As a team we needed to add a player with both creativity and attack intent from.

“John Rooney is the stand out player in the National League for goals from midfield.

“His record last season was exceptional. Its not just the number of goals, assists and set play quality that makes John a stand out player in this league.

“He also brings a level of football involvement and leadership that helps a team play to a high standard.”

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