Stockport County: Season ticket sales up, Minihan signs new deal

Sam Minihan

Stockport County are on target to smash last year’s season ticket sales and see them increase for the fourth year in a row.

The Hatters have already sold more than 1,000 season tickets for 2017/18, well ahead of previous years at this point.

Chairman Richard Park said: “The fans never cease to amaze us, and we are all absolutely determined to give them something to cheer.

“We missed out on the play-offs last season by one goal, but this year we have added even more resources to the playing budget as we look to realise our ambitions.

“We need to get out of this league and to see the fans queuing up to buy tickets gives us massive encouragement.

“Last season we sold 1,300 season tickets at the early bird stage, and just under 1,500 in total.

“The final week of sales is always by far the busiest, so we are well on course to smash that figure.”

County fans can take advantage of the Early Bird season ticket offer until Saturday, July 1, after which prices will rise

Sam Minihan signs two-year contract

Sam Minihan with Jim Gannon
Sam Minihan with Jim Gannon (M Photographic)

County’s Young Player of the Year, Sam Minihan, has signed an improved two-year contract to remain at Edgeley Park until the end of 2018/19 season.

The 23-year-old attacking full-back made a great impression last season, having joined the Hatters twelve months ago from Worcester City.

Manager Jim Gannon said: “It’s great news for the club that Sam has agreed an extended two-year deal.

“As manager, a lot of my work over the summer has been concentrating on the new recruits, but I’m keenly aware that we’re carrying forward from last season a very good group of players.

“Sam was an important part of that team and was our Young Player of the Year.

“Whilst securing new recruits, I’m conscious of understanding the ambition of our current players and helping them achieve success in their careers here and in the wider game.”

Minihan has also further strengthened his County links by joining the coaching team in the Hatters’ Community Foundation.

A graduate from Loughborough University, he can play full-back, wing-back or act as a hard-working wide midfielder in a three or
four-man midfield.

Minihan also has Football League experience having started his career at his hometown club Rochdale.

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