Stockport County Faces Hard Times at Edgeley Park

David MoulsonContributor IJanuary 9, 2009

Stockport County have been very active in this transfer window so far.

With two loan signings and the release of Jason Taylor, who has now gone to Rotherham, things are very complicated at the moment.

Monday night, Stockport announced the signings of Dave Mooney, from Reading, and Robbie Threlfall, from Liverpool. These both being on loan for a month with view to extension.

Mooney is a striker who Jim Gannon is an admire of and has tried to sign him numerous times, the largest being in the summer before Reading piped him to his signature. Mooney has featured twice for Reading both being substitute appearances.

Threlfall is coming on loan for first team experience and has been on loan to Hereford for the last three months. He is a young defender who is learning his trade and will learn a lot from life in League One.

Stockport yesterday announced the departure of 21-year-old midfielder, Jason Taylor, on a free transfer. Taylor has been a very versatile player since his arrival from Oldham in 2006. Gannon has played him in numerous positions from central midfield to right back. Since being injured in 2008 he hasn't featured much in Gannon's plans so it seemed the only option.

There are a lot of rumours around, surrounding a lot of Stockport players, who the club have put up for sale if the right offers come in. Jimmy McNulty has had a lot of interest recently—reports are Ipswich, Leeds and Brighton all showing the interests in him.

Owain fon Williams (pictured) is another player who Ipswich are interested in signing. Owain has come on a lot since his arrival in the summer from Crewe and this was recently shown when Welsh National team scout Paul Jones turned up at Edgeley Park to watch fon Williams against Leeds.

Are things looking up for Stockport or are they in financial meltdown. With two loan signings and a lot of interest in the players who Gannon is using, are Stockport on the rise. With a lot of board talk about selling players though are Stockport on the down fall. Things will be revealed by the end of the January transfer window.