Callum Connolly #2 of Blackpool during the Pre-season friendly match Blackpool vs Hibernian at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, United Kingdom, 29th July 2023 (Photo by Craig Thomas/News Images)

Callum Connolly will join Stockport County  on a two-year-deal following the expiration of his contract at Blackpool.

Connolly, 26, is capable of playing in a variety of positions in both midfield and defence, and leaves the Seasiders this Summer having played 104 times for the club over three years at Bloomfield Road.

He joins with over 150 appearances in the Championship under his belt whilst representing the likes of Wigan Athletic, Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers, and as a teenager was part of the England side who won the 2017 U20 World Cup in South Korea.

First-Team Manager, Dave Challinor said:

“To sign someone of Callum’s character, versatility and experience, having playing over half of his career in the Championship, is a brilliant coup for the club.

“Versatility on its own probably doesn’t do justice in his case, he can play anywhere across a back four or five, as a defensive midfielder or as an 8, so is a manager’s dream in terms of squad dynamics. He’s worked with members of the backroom staff previously, who were in total agreement on the impact he could have in our group, so personally I’m really looking forward to working with him.

“He had a disappointing back end of last season from his perspective and I know how much he’s looking forward to a fresh start and motivation to really kick on and get back to the levels he’s been at earlier in his career. He comes in at a great age with his peak years in front of him and I’m sure he’ll complement our team as we enter into the exciting challenge ahead of us.”


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