Gannon Says Losing Star Names Isn’t A Total Disaster

Jim Gannon thinks Stockport County could need three new players - and says they’ll be just fine without those who have left.

The experienced manager had retained most of his squad from last season.

The noticeable exception is striker Matt Warburton, who has signed for Northampton Town.

Gannon has spoken to the club’s official website about progress - and appears to know exactly what he needs.

“The biggest positive is that I am really pleased to have retained the vast majority of last season’s team,” he said.

“The current squad list gives me confidence that we have a very good platform for a successful team for next season.

“We wish the players that have left this year the best in their futures, like we did Lewis Montrose, Danny Lloyd, Jason Oswell and Jimmy Ball in the previous two seasons.

“But we must not be over nostalgic or fearful of players leaving.

“We retain a core of very good professionals regardless of their part-time, hybrid or full-time status. In fact our ‘part-time’ players have been a model of professionalism. They have been in the Team of the Year for the League and won the two Players of the Year awards at the club.

“In wider terms it is notable that the National North Team of the Year was made up of part-time players and had no full-time players!”

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