Manager Jim Gannon has praised the generosity of the fans at Stockport County who have boosted his playing budget by a further £5,000 this week.
The `Players’ Fund` has made the contribution to the manager with the transfer window due to close in less than three weeks.
Gannon said: “I really appreciate all the support that is coming from the fans at this stage. At every game we’re feeling the support around the ground, but the `Players’ Fund` highlights the hidden work that goes on behind the scenes to go above and beyond the normal duty of fans.
“I am a big fan of the members and volunteers of `Help the Hatters` and the Stockport County Supporters Cooperative, who contribute so much to the club, and I wish to thank them very much for everything they’re doing to improve our stadium, its atmosphere and its feel. The fans are heavily involved across a wide spectrum at the club from the pitch to the `Players’ Fund`.
“I know a lot of work has gone into so many things this season, so I appreciate wholeheartedly this added generous donation to the club at this stage. The excitement is building, and with the window closing later this month it’s an opportune time to provide the `Players’ Fund` resources. The Board have given me great backing this season, and with this extra lift from the fans it shows the part we are all playing in bringing success back to the club.”
With ten games remaining this season, the Hatters sit just outside the play-off places, having lost only one of their 14 league fixtures since November.
Chairman of `Help the Hatters`, John Fitzpatrick, said: “This latest £5,000 boost to James Gannon’s budget from the `Players’ Fund` adds to the support that the club Board are continuing to give to James in the push for promotion. Massive thanks are due to County supporters for making this latest payment possible with their continued generosity”.