Jim Gannon: County showed discipline against Curzon, Yeovil will be a “great test”.

Jim Gannon speaks with Chris Ridgway

Stockport County manager Jim Gannon speaks to 104.9 Imagine FM presenter Chris Ridgway about the win away at Chorley, the win at Warrington in the Cheshire Senior Cup and the trip to Yeovil in the FA Cup.

The Hatters make the journey down south on Saturday in the first round proper of the prestigious competition. Yeovil sit two divisions above Stockport County in League One, but boss Jim Gannon has confidence in his men.

Elliot Osborne Jim Gannon Stockport County Yeovil

Elliott Osbourne makes a welcome return to Stockport County

In a bonus special feature this week, Chris caught up with new signing Elliot Osborne, who turned his loan move permanent earlier this week.

Jim Gannon on Curzon Ashton

“It was really important that we showed that Tuesday night’s game against Chorley, the way we went about our business with professionalism and intensity, it was important that we built on it. We had to be strong and disciplined to get through the game and the players did that.”

Jim Gannon on County’s form
“I’ve said all along, at some point we’ll come out of the FA Cup, and was really keen for us to be in a good position to pick up in the league when we do. We’re two points outside the play offs, with a game in hand is a good position, when you look where we were three or four weeks ago. We’ve gone through a tough, storming position and we’re coming together now and getting stronger.”


Jim Gannon on Yeovil
“It’s a great challenge for our lads. Some of them have played in the league, some of them have aspirations to play in the league, and this will be a really good opportunity to see how far we’ve come. Yeovil are a decent football team, play a strong shape…we’re in good shape, trained really well”

Elliot Osborne on Stockport County

“This has been coming for a long time, and it’s great to actually get it officially done on a permanent basis, which i’m buzzing about. With the history of the club and how the fans are with the players, I’ve never been at a club like it. It’s a great club and I’m buzzing to be back”.

Following the conversation with Jim Gannon, hosts Chris Ridgway and Martin Johnston of 104.9 Imagine FM pick over another week in the lives of Stockport County fans, the ups and downs and the highs and lows.

Chris and Martin also picked their ‘one to watch’ for the Yeovil game. As usual they also decided who was ‘da man’ in Stockport County’s win against Curzon, this week Jordan Keane scooping the coveted prize.

Don’t forget that as always, Chris Ridgway joins Jon Keighren this Saturday on 104.9 Imagine FM and around the world on County Player for full match commentary and all the coverage of Stockport County in the Vanarama National League North.

For live updates on that game, every game and indeed everything Stockport County, follow us on Twitter – @StockportCounty


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