Stockport County this morning announced a profit of £35,000 for 2016/17, improving on last year’s loss of over £100,000.
The figure came off the back of a 15% increase in season ticket sales, improved commercial revenue and a healthy cup run last season.
County Chairman Richard Park was in an optimistic mood, as he shed further light on the news this morning.
“Our costs are under robust control and our playing budget has been significantly increased once again”, he told County’s official website.
“Despite the improvements, we are not going to rest on our laurels, the target remains to achieve promotion alongside a profitable, self-sustaining business”.
The news will come as a pleasant surprise to County fans, who will again see this as another step on the ladder climbed in the journey back to the EFL.