Stockport County are back in the football league. For decades County's league status was something supporters took as read. But after 10 unbroken years, they began an 11-year hiatus beginning in 2011, during which even the most die-hard fans began to doubt if they would ever see league football back at Edgeley Park.
However, following the takeover of the historic and famous old club by local businessman Mark Stott in 2020, and his subsequent investment in the club both on and off the pitch, they were crowned National League champions at the end of last season.
There were jubilant scenes as fans invaded the pitch following their last game of the season at home to Halifax to celebrate.
And thousands lined the streets for an open-top bus parade where manager Dave Challinor and his victorious squad showed off the trophy. READ MORE: The big dream on the Stockport estate where Angela Rayner grew up and Phil Foden went to school Football fever has firmly gripped the town again and there is now a widespread feeling that the club, who have made a dozen summer signings and are now among the favourites for promotion with most bookmakers, are on the up.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk