Date: 18th October 2012 at 4:48pm
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Sean McConville left Stockport County in the later part of August. McConville who joined County from Accrington in 2011, soon fell down the pecking order since the arrival of Jim Gannon. McConville found himself a fans favourite for the first month at the club, as the County faithful wanted to support their side. McConville managed 23 appearances for the Hatters scoring 4 goals in his time at the club.

Sean was loaned out to Rochdale in March 2012 as the club tried to cut their loss with the player that was rumoured to have cost the club £30,000 in a tribunal between County and Accrington. In his time at Rochdale it was clear that the step between The Conference and League One was too high for the attacking midfielder as Sean found himself struggling to get into the side.

Late on in August County released McConville after mutually agreeing to terminate the attacking midfielders contract considering he did not feature for The Hatters at all in 2012. McConville wanted a quick return to the Football League but he soon found out that that ambition might be too far fetched, as the only club to offer McConville a deal was Barrow FC and this was on a non-contract basis.

McConville admitted to his new boss Dave Bayliss that he was not match fit and it would take several games to get back into it as the midfielder had not played since the end of last season. Sean also made a mind-blowing remark stating that he would hit double figures for Barrow before the turn of the year! To date he has only managed one in five appearances for the side.

McConville spoke about his time at County stating that he believed that since the arrival of Jim he found it very hard and admitted to not getting on with the gaffer. Sean stated that he admired Didi Hamann and following his departure it was hard to play for County. The one thing I will say about Sean is that he has never spoken badly about the club stating: “The fans were great, I just didn`t get on with the manager. It`s just one of those things. If you don`t get on with the manager and don`t enjoy playing for him then you are best off elsewhere and that`s how I felt.”

McConville looks set for his County return as the attacking midfielder will come back to the Borough of Stockport one more time on the 6th of November as the attacker hopes to line up in The Barrow team against the Hatters when the two teams meet later this year.

Animo et Fide


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