The Club is extremely saddened to announce that, due to injury, defender James Jennings has confirmed his retirement from football.
Please see below for a full statement from James:
Unfortunately, following surgery and having taken advice from my knee consultant it’s with a heavy heart that I am having to announce my retirement from the game we all love so much.
It has been a privilege to be a professional footballer for some 15 years amassing over 500 games in all competitions. I have been very fortunate to have represented so many great clubs up and down the country along with making some great friendships.
I will look back on some great memories and I am so proud to what I have achieved from my early days at Reddish Vulcans, spending several years at Manchester City Academy, making my professional debut for Macclesfield Town, playing in the FA Cup 3rd rounds against Premier League teams, playing on the hallowed pitch of Wembley and winning promotion as Champions with Mansfield Town.
I would like to thank all my former team mates, managers, back room support and fans, for without them football wouldn’t exist. Also I would like to express my gratitude to Lee Philpott (LPM), who has represented me for many years, his hard work, loyalty and support has been unwavering.
A special mention to my family who have been with me every step of the way, the support shown throughout my career has been incredible and they have been my inspiration from day one.
As a footballer we know the journey has to come to an end but for me to finish playing for my hometown club is something I will reflect on with great pride. Football has taught me many, many lessons both on and off the pitch which I will take with me as I embark on my new challenge.
And finally, I am thankful for Stockport County for all the support given to me during this transition into the next stage of my career. It has been a true privilege to be associated with this great club.