Former Stockport County winger Danny Lloyd says he could not pass up on the chance to play in League One after leaving the Vanarama National League North side for Peterborough United.
The 25 year old joins on a three year deal after his contract expired at Edgeley Park. Speaking to the club’s official website Lloyd explained about the interest he had received.
“I was aware that a number of scouts were coming to watch me. Peterborough had been regular visitors to the ground.
“They got in touch with my agent last week and it all moved pretty quickly after that. I went for a chat with them and agreed a deal. I didn’t expect anything to happen as quickly as this, but that’s football for you.”
Despite County narrowly missing out on a play-off place, it was an impressive season for Lloyd who scored 29 goals and assisted 19 during the campaign. He said he enjoyed his time with the club.
“I’m leaving with a heavy heart because I love County and always will. The gaffer had faith in me, and the best thing he did was to keep playing me. With each opportunity I grew in confidence, something I had lost at my previous club.
“Everyone has been brilliant, and I can’t thank them enough everyone has been superb. I could go on all day about the players, they’ve been the best group of people that I’ve ever come across. The club can be very proud of them all.”
In a previous interview Lloyd said the fans had been helping him perform so well and he once again issued a thank you message to them.
“I want to thank the supporters, who took me to their hearts so quickly. I’ve had a great relationship with the fans and I got goose bumps when they sang my name. I really felt wanted at Stockport County.”
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