Stockport County boss Jim Gannon has signed 20 year old left-back Josh Askew on a one-month loan from Salford City.
Josh Askew made 37 appearances for Salford last season, having joined the Ammies last summer after nine years at Blackburn Rovers.
Naturally a full-back, the pacy defender can play as a wing-back and also made a number of appearances as a left winger during Salford’s promotion campaign last season, scoring two goals in 34 league appearances.
Josh arrives to provide cover following a poor challenge on Scott Duxbury during the first half of Tuesday night’s narrow 1-0 defeat at York City. The manager has moved quickly, as the tackle looks likely to keep the unfortunate 23-year-old full-back out of action for several weeks.
Jim said: “It should have been a red card – if we want to get tackles like that out of the game, we need to go straight to a red card and get people like that off the pitch and out of the game.
“Scott had to go to hospital that night – we’ve only had an initial assessment but clearly the force of the impact on his foot also jolted his knee. It’s a bit early to make a diagnosis but there is some damage to the knee, and he’ll be out for a minimum of three to four weeks.”
Josh goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s clash at Southport FC. Welcome to Edgeley Park, Josh!