Stockport County manager Jim Gannon has signed striker Jason Oswell, top scorer in the Welsh Premier last season with 22 goals. 

As well as winning the `golden boot`, Oswell was also named the Dafabet Welsh Premier player of the year.

The prolific Newtown AFC striker signed for the Hatters after returning from a charity mission in Uganda.

The 24-year-old frontman was born in Northwich and joined Crewe Alexandra as a youngster before playing in the Scottish Premier League with Inverness Caledonian Thistle under Terry Butcher.

He returned to Cheshire to play for Nantwich Town and Witton Albion.

After a brief spell in Australia, when he won the Aussie equivalent of the FA Trophy, Oswell entered the Welsh Premier with Rhyl and then Airbus UK Broughton before joining Newtown three years ago.

He has twice been the club’s top scorer, amassing 18 in his first season at Latham Park.

He hit 22 goals last season, including three hat-tricks, but missed Newtown’s Europa League play-off campaign in order to carry out his work in Uganda as part of his university degree, helping children with neurological conditions during a four-week excursion.

Oswell, who was also named Newtown’s player of the year for last season, has already enjoyed European football with the Robins, scoring twice in the Europa League.

Gannon fought off interest from other clubs in England to land Oswell’s signature, and he joins the Hatters on a one-year deal, subject to international clearance.

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