Gonzales rejoins County

Sefton Gonzales has re-signed for Stockport County, following spells at a number of other National League North clubs this season.

The 25-year-old joined as one of Neil Young’s first signings in 2015, but after ten appearances and no goals, rejoined Clitheroe for the remainder of the season.

Since then, Gonzales has gone on to have spells at Chorley, Colne and Stalybridge, and Hatters fans will most recently remember his assist to pull Celtic level in the game at Edgeley Park two weeks ago.

It was that performance that proved the catalyst for his move back to Stockport, and Stockport manager Jim Gannon was quick to offer an insight into why Gonzales has signed.

“I was impressed enough in his recent showings for Stalybridge Celtic to feel he still has something to offer a higher-placed team,” he told County’s official website.

“I have said consistently that the type of player we are recruiting at County as we move forward are those proven but with potential and I feel that Sefton fits that bill. He’s a player that I’m really looking forward to working with and I trust that he will help give the team a lift as we go into the demanding few months towards the end of the season.”

Gannon has also compared Gonzales to former Hatters striker Liam Dickinson, and County fans will be hoping that the former Chorley striker can hit the same heights this season, as they look to push back into the play-offs.

Gonzales will go straight into the team for tomorrow’s game against FC United, alongside new defender Connor Hampson, who joined last week from Curzon Ashton.

One comment

  1. Not sure many fans will be enamoured by this given his previous spell. I think we were all hoping somebody with a more proven goal scoring record at this level would be acquired. That said, Gonzalez looked great the other week for Bridge and if anybody can turn potential into goals then it has to be Jim Gannon. However, I fear another Josh Amis situation here. Lots of energy and work ethic, but no end product. It seems Danny Lloyd will have to continue to be eagle-eyed…

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