National League deadline day recap: Leaders Stockport County, Southend United and Wrexham all add to squads - but no new faces for Chesterfield or FC Halifax Town

Deadline Day is over for another year in the National League.

Thursday, 24th March 2022, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 25th March 2022, 8:03 am
Notts County have concluded their business after adding Sheffield United U23 defender Sam Graham on loan
Notts County have concluded their business after adding Sheffield United U23 defender Sam Graham on loan

Wrexham and Stockport have strengthened but Halifax and Chesterfield are happy with what they’ve got.

Here’s our recap on how the day unfolded across the league.

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Greenwood is ready to go

Weymouth have swooped

No more ins at Notts County

It’s business done at Meadow Lane. The club aren’t bringing anyone else in after adding Sam Graham to the squad yesterday.

The 26-year-old has made ten appearances in the Championship for The Tigers this season after joining in the Summer from Portsmouth.

Stockport’s Director of Football Simon Wilson said: ‘Andy is a player from the local area who knows already what this club is all about, and the journey that we’re on right now, and I’d like to welcome him to the Club. His addition will add further depth and quality to our first-team squad for the season run-in, as we look to secure promotion to the Football League.’

Another one in for the leaders

Who the bookies fancy

Here’s the latest National League promotion odds. They might be changing a fair bit after today’s deadline deals are done and dusted.

National League promotion odds: Stockport nailed on for title and how the bookies rate Chesterfield's hopes

Stockport County are now ten clear at the top after Chesterfield’s defeat at Altrincham and are heavy favourites to win the league.

The promotion run-in

A reminder of who the National League’s promotion hopefuls still have to play this season.

Who Chesterfield, Wrexham, Stockport County and the rest of the National League's promotion hopefuls still have to play

Stockport County are currently in pole position in the National League with a seven point lead and a games in hand over Chesterfield.

QPR defender Kai Woollard-Innocent is on the radar of National League trio Aldershot Town, Boreham Wood and Eastleigh, as well as National League South outfit Woking, according to a report by West London Sport.

Spireites to make double swoop?

Reaction to the move

Stockport’s Director of Football Simon Wilson said: “Courtney is an athletic forward player who has strong pedigree in the National League from his time at Yeovil and Bromley. He will add excellent competition and depth to the squad, as we now approach the final run in.’

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