Stockport County have signed prolific striker Jason Gilchrist on loan from Southport until the end of the season, including any play-off fixtures, if required.
Gilchrist, 24, beat County’s Jason Oswell to claim the National League North Golden Boot last season, scoring 15 goals for FC United before his mid-season move to Southport, where he bagged another 11.
The Sandgrounders paid an undisclosed club record fee when he moved to Haig Avenue in 2017 on a two-year deal, and he capped a fantastic season by being named in the National League North Team of the Year last summer.
This season, he has scored nine goals for Port in all competitions, despite not being a regular starter in Liam Watson’s side.
The addition to the squad means that County’s talented young striker Szymon Czubik has been allowed to join teammate Adam Etches at Glossop North End on a youth loan until the end of the season.