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Stockport County: Player Spotlight

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 27 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

With FC Halifax Town firing on all cylinders now, goals seem to be coming in from several players. Matty Kosylo, Adam Morgan and Richard Peniket are all in inspiring form and new signing Daniel Nti bagged a goal on his debut against Salford. However, with Stockport County approaching as the next opponent, attention must be payed to their leading goal scorer, Danny Lloyd.

Liverpool born Lloyd has several clubs on his C.V. including Tamworth, and current Vanarama National League leaders Lincoln City. At each club, he has spent time at, Lloyd has been a certified fan favourite due to his exciting and positive approach to attacking football.

The attacker, who is adept at playing as a striker, attacking midfielder or a winger, has currently notched 12 goals in the Vanarama National League North. Which is the same as Halifax’s leading scorer, Tom Denton.

Lloyd made a name for himself as a lethal goal scorer at current league leaders AFC Fylde where he spent three very successful seasons.

His first season with The Coasters saw him reap huge success as the side went on to claim the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy, the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, and gained promotion to the Conference North via the playoffs. To say his debut season with Fylde was eventful would be an understatement.

With an abundance of silverware and equal amounts of confidence, the following season saw the league newcomers mount a title challenge which saw them finish in an incredibly impressive second place, only narrowly missing out on back to back promotions after losing to subsequent play-off winners Guiseley. Lloyd himself had an incredible season. Finishing the campaign with over 20 goals in all competitions and cementing his place as one of the league’s deadliest finishers.

His final season with Fylde saw him score 17 goals in the league but a move to Stockport County was on the cards, and Lloyd left the club having scored 61 goals in just three seasons on the West Coast. With Stockport being just one of the sides who are pushing for a play-off spot this season, goals from Lloyd will be crucial to James Gannon’s aMBitions this season.

The 24-year old is certainly someone that Halifax defenders will need to look out for, and you can watch the game against Stockport County at the MBi Shay Stadium on the 28th of January.



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