Walsall to Sign Stockport County Defender Chris Hussey Walsall to Sign Stockport County Defender Chris Hussey
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Walsall to Sign Stockport County Defender Chris Hussey

Walsall have confirmed their second signing of the summer.
Bescot Banter - Walsall FC NewsWalsall have confirmed the signing of Stockport County defender Chris Hussey, who will join the club when his Hatter contract expires at the end of the month.

34-year-old Hussey, who has penned an initial one-year deal in WS1 joins with a wealth of experience and a number of promotions on his CV.

Hussey began his career at AFC Wimbledon and played a key role in their promotion-winning campaigns in 2008 and 2009.

He left Wimbledon in October 2009 and joined Championship club Coventry City, initially on loan before making the move permanent in January 2010. He went on to play 65 times for the Sky Blues before making a return to AFC Wimbledon, who had progressed into League Two, in 2013 and helped them preserve their league status.

A spell at Burton Albion followed before he made the switch to Bury and in 2015, he was part of the team that finished third in League Two and secured promotion to the third tier.

In the summer of 2016, Hussey joined Sheffield United where he enjoyed another promotion winning campaign as the Blades won League One.

After spending the 2017/18 season on loan at Swindon Town, Hussey joined Cheltenham Town where he played 155 times over a four-year period.

After missing out on promotion in his second season in Gloucestershire, Hussey made 43 appearances, contributing five assists as the Robins won League Two in the 2020/21 season and he gained yet another promotion.

A short stint at Port Vale followed in 2022 before he made the switch to fellow League Two side Stockport County where he played a pivotal role in helping the Hatters reach last season’s play-off final.

Speaking via the club's official website, Head Coach Mat Sadler welcomed Chris's arrival, he said; "I’m chuffed to bring Chris in.

"He is somebody with a high pedigree in this division and the one above. He has a lovely left foot, will complement what we’ve got in the defensive areas really well, and has fantastic set-piece delivery.

"He’s the right type of person, the right type of character and he wants to get further promotions in his career.

"It’s also worth highlighting what he brings amongst all of that – he brings balance to the team, he’s a good person to have around the place because he’s demanding of himself and demanding of others which is something that we’ll need in the squad and he’ll form a key part of the group."

The transfer is subject to EFL clearance. 
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