English Championship side Blackburn Rovers have signed Sam Gallagher from Premier League outfit Southampton on a season-long deal, according to BBC Sport.
The 20-year old player has represented England and Scotland at under 19 level but has been finding it hard scoring goals. He was sent on loan to MK Dons in the first half of the last term, but he played in 12 games and couldn’t score any goal.
Blackburn likely accepted the player after Elliott Bennett was ruled out for a possible sic weeks as he suffers from hamstring issues. Gallagher will be on the game against Wigan on Saturday in the league, even as Rovers try to manage the situation at hand and forge ahead.
On the other hand, the club allowed the transfer of midfielder John O’Sullivan to Accrington Stanley on a five month loan deal. The player is expected to garner experience as he works with Stanley’s men under the guidance of John Coleman. Stanley is pushing for promotion, so they need all the help they can get. John has had a spell with his new team before when he played in the 2014/2015 term. He scored two times in 13 games but they would require more than that if they want their dream to come through.
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Defender Sam Minihan has signed for Stockport County from Worcester City.
He is a talented and strong defender that will definitely improve Stockport County’s defence. Indeed he was named as Worcester City’s player of the year last season after having been consistent throughout the whole season.
Stockport County’s manager James Gannon stated that the full-back had impressed him last season when he played against them. He believes that the player has the potential to develop in one of the best full-backs in the game and hope that he will help in bringing some stability to the defence.
The manager said that Sam Minihan is equally good at defending and at attacking. This will provide the team with some options when it comes to breaking down the opposition. He said that he is glad that he could secure his signature before the start of the season. He believes that the physical attributes, as well as the determination of the player, will be a great asset for the team.
James Gannon believes that with the addition of Sam Minihan in the team, he now has a great squad that has not only quality but also depth. He believes that if you want to have a great season, you not only need quality players on the pitch but also as substitutes.
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Former Stockport County boss Neil Young has been appointed as the new Altrincham manager.
This announcement came only 24 hours after the club has been relegated from the Football League. Neil Young managed to come on top of a three-manager shortlist that included the caretaker manager Tolson.
Neil Young has stated that work starts immediately so as to prepare the team for a promotion push next season. He said that he is not getting to lose any time as he looks forward to assembling a team that will be able to gain promotion as soon as possible. Young has extensive experience after having managed Chester and Stockport County.
He said that the challenge would be to find the right players who will be able to drive the club forward. He added that it is a good thing for him to have taken control of the team early since this provides him with the opportunity to build the team ahead of the new season. The former Stockport County manager indicated that next season will be one of the toughest in the league and that the team will have to be competitive as from the first day. Continue reading 'Former Stockport County boss has been named as Altrincham manager'»
Stockport County has received a well-needed boost with the announcement that their former chairman Spencer Fearn has agreed to write off their debt. It is believed that Stockport County owed him an amount ranging from £350 000 to £400 000.
Fearn has stated that he believes that the club is in good hands and is on the road to improve hence this gesture.
Richard Park, the Stockport County has declared that they are indebted to Spencer Fearn and that this gesture is a positive one that will help put the club back on track. Indeed, the club currently has a debt that is believed to be £1m.
Spencer Fearn first got involved with Stockport County in 2011 and invested a considerable amount of money to keep the club afloat. At this time, the club was on the brink of administration and only fresh funds have kept the club alive.
There are also improvements on the pitch as well with Stockport County winning five of the last six games. This has boosted their chances of getting a play-off spot which should be considered as a miracle, given their troubles off the pitch.
Stockport County has also signed Bury defender, Marcus Poscha on loan. A graduate of Bury’s youth academy, Poscha will certainly help improve the defense of a club that is pushing to get a place in the play-offs. He was the captain of the youth team that won the league title last season but has not been able to break into the first team.
A loan to Stockport County can be a win-win situation for both parties. Poscha will be having much needed playing time at Stockport and on the other hand the club will be receiving the service of a quality defender to help them at a crucial time of the season.
Neil Young is no longer in charge at Stockport County.
He left his position yesterday after seeing the team lose yet another game in Vanarama National League.
It was Stockport’s 9th loss in the season which took them further down to no. 8 in team standings.
The pressure was increasing on Young as Stockport had not been able to deliver the results for quite some time and that pressure eventually got the better of him.
He himself hinted in his press conference that the situation had become too tough to handle for him.
Speaking to the media, Young said, “I worked as hard as I could, but, all the loses of late especially the one this weekend, it has sort of worn me down”
“The way it began, we seemed to be moving in the right way, but, the last few results were very, very disappointing.”
“At times, I thought we were slightly unfortunate as well, but, that is all part of the game.”
Young had come into the job at Stockport in May 2015 and he had begun with a bang with three back to back victories.
The County was in a decent position first four weeks into the season.
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After coming to terms with the fact that Christian Benteke is a little too expensive for their liking, the Liverpool owners have switched to their plan B.
The Reds are now looking to land Fernando Llorente at Anfield.
Llorente would be available at a much lower amount than Benteke.
In the recent past, Liverpool has not signed too many players who do not promise sell-on value, but, at the moment, they are in desperate need of adding a little bit of experience to their squad.
Llorente has quite a bit of experience of playing in the top tier leagues in Spain and Italy and can be of good value for the offensive line of the Reds which was vulnerable to say the least the previous season.
Llorente isn’t a Juventus first choice at the moment.
And, now, with Mario Mandzukic going to come in, Llorente will have to sit out in most of the matches if he stays at Juventus.
So, he will be keen for a move and so will be Juventus.
The Serie A champions will be letting him go at around 10 million Pounds. Continue reading 'Christian Benteke is a little too expensive for their liking'»