I wish him all the luck. Great player for us over the years and always gave his all. This does of course mean I'll have to change the banner again! I might change it to George Ray in the hope that the banner curse strikes for the 3rd time!
The problem with signing or re-signing anyone at the moment is that the club must pay their wages. Contracts expired on 30th June, so anyone signing on 1st July will be on paid holiday until training can start. I think that could be a few weeks away - more if there is another spike. The budget is obviously tight, so delaying signings until at least we have a new manager would make sense.
Current signs point towards the new season starting in about 8 weeks. The bankrolled sides have been renewing contracts and signing new players, but even cash poor clubs like Morecambe and Cambridge have re-signed some out of contract players, though others like Newport have taken a similar approach to Rovers.
Stockport have just gone full time. Whether that means they have money I don’t know but both Connor and his brother will have had options. My guess is 2 year deals but on decent money and perhaps performance or promotion related Bonuses. If we’ve offered nothing at the moment which is possible then you can’t blame him with a young family and a fairly short career
I agree Sparky he needs to have certainty.
Also as you say a decent promotion bonus might be the icing on the cake.
Also and I say this withjout any malice as he has done a great job for us I thought he was struggling a bit at L1 level. He is a level headed guy so maximising his ability and livelihood between a top end NL side and a L2 side may make the most sense given as you say it is a short career.
I appreciate the sentiment regarding CJ signing for Stockport, but I can't help but think he's wasted there! He's still only 28, a footballers prime by all accounts, and he's playing 3 leagues lower than he did last season. I agree that he possibly struggled last season but he's a decent league 2 player and could have helped us get back to league 1, if an offer was made.
thank you, Connor a legend if it was not for that cross we would not have had that goal we might have still gone up . if it was not for that goal we might not have gone up. we thank you for a TRUE gent a player who gave everything. a man who got off his death bed and put his body on the line for the amazing club and amazing fans we have. good luck for the future you deserve a good few years hope to see you soon