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‘Still a striker short’ – Did Stockport County have a successful transfer window?

Stockport County have made a slow start to the new League Two season as they aim for promotion to League One.

Stockport County were beaten in the play-off final at Wembley by Carlisle United in the last campaign.

The Hatters are hoping they can claw themselves out of the fourth tier this term under Dave Challinor but have only managed to pick up five points from their first six games and are sat down in 20th place in the table.

Nevertheless, they still have plenty of time to turn things around. Here is a look at their ins and outs from the summer…


Nick Powell (free transfer) 

Ibou Touray (free transfer) 

Jordan Smith (free transfer) 

Billy Chadwick (free transfer) 

Louie Barry (loaned from Aston Villa) 

Jayden Richardson (loaned from Aberdeen) 

Alfie Pond (loaned from Wolves) 

Joel Cotterill (loaned from Swansea City) 


Ryan Johnson (loaned to AFC Wimbledon) 

Jacob Davenport (released) 

Ben Barclay (left for Carlisle United) 

Chris Hussey (left for Walsall) 

Daniel Okwute (left for Kerry) 

Scott Quigley (sold to Eastleigh) 

Oliver Crankshaw (sold to Altrincham) 

Connor Evans (loaned to AFC Wimbledon) 

Billy Chadwick (loaned to Gateshead) 

Joe Lewis (loaned to AFC Wimbledon) 

Ethan Ross (loaned to Altrincham) 

Our assessment…

Signing Nick Powell was a big statement of intent by Stockport and he should be playing at a much higher level. He can light up League Two if they can keep him fit. Ibou Touray is another smart addition and he has bags of experience following his time with Salford City. 

Louie Barry has turned into an inspired loan signing and he has caught the eye for the Hatters so far this season. The attacker is in for a big season and can cause serious problems to opposition defences. 

“I still think Stockport are still a striker short and could have done with bringing in another option in attack as they look to climb up the table. Kyle Wootton and Jack Stretton are both out injured and they could have done with bolstering that department with at least one more addition up top. 

“In terms of outgoings, the decision to let Ryan Johnson, Joe Lewis and Connor Evans all join a league rival in AFC Wimbledon on loan is slightly strange. Their departures do free up space in the squad, but what happens if they miss out on a place in the top seven to the Dons?”

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