"I'm pleased with how things have gone over the Summer. It was a disappointment to lose two or three from the Championship team, to full time or League football."
"It's a difficult step up, it's National with full time teams."
"We are moving steadily to full time football and the transition will be a lot smoother when we do it, because of the steps we have already taken."
"We had a difficult decision to make at Xmas-should we get promoted, which would give us the greater opportunity to be successful: to go full time and let six or seven of our best players to leave or stick with the current structure. We decided on the latter, and over the next two or three years, we want to make the transition so we can really compete for the title. "
Reporter John Lyons footnote:
At present Stockport have, 8 players who have part time jobs. Two who have full time jobs. 8 players who's only job is football, this includes youngsters who are studying with the Academy.
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