Stockport County Take Former Premier League Defender On Trial

Stockport County have taken former Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town right-back Matthew Lowton on trial, according to The Yorkshire Post.

The 34-year-old, who has recently been training with Dave Challinor’s side in a potential bid to earn a deal with the League Two outfit, is currently a free agent after being released from Premier League outfit Burnley in the summer.

Free agent Lowton was also recently in the Stockport starting eleven in their Cheshire Senior Cup match against Tranmere Rovers, in which Nigel Adkins side ran out 0-2 victors at Edgeley Park.

Lowton has enjoyed a decorated career playing in and around the Premier League, making a total of 231 appearances in the top flight for the likes of Burnley and Aston Villa.

The right-back, who was most recently on loan at Huddersfield Town in the Championship from The Clarets, has also appeared for the likes of Sheffield United and Hungarian side, Ferencváros.

Stockport at present find themselves ninth in the League Two table after the first nine games of the season, having picked up three points in their last three league games in a row.

Their most recent victory came against Wrexham, with a hat-trick from Issac Olaofe, alongside a strike from Louie Barry and Paddy Madden, sealed an impressive 5-0 win for The Hatters at Edgeley Park.

If Lowton was to earn himself a contract with the League Two outfit, he would be joining former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell in making the move down to the League Two outfit.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who joined up with Stockport after making 26 appearances for Championship side Stoke City last season, has so far scored one goal in six appearances for the club, with his first goal coming in a 2-1 away victory over MK Dons.

Writer’s View

Matthew Lowton has endured a decent playing career throughout the last few years, appearing for the likes of Burnley regularly in the top flight.

With that experience and pedigree under his belt, I somewhat find it hard to believe he is still without a club and has done so all summer long. Could Stockport be that club? There could be a chance. Even more so as they’re currently taking a look at him.

If the Edgeley Park outfit decides to offer the 34-year-old a deal, they will be getting a player that, on his day, is way better than League Two and with his CV, it would be a great pickup.

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