Tranmere Rovers have confirmed that striker Cole Stockton has left the club, signing for League Two Morecambe on a one-year deal.
The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Prenton Park, impressing enough to earn a move to SPFL side Hearts in 2017. It didn’t work out for him north of the border and he returned to England, firstly with Carlisle United and then back to Tranmere.
He only played a small role in their promotion to League One, scoring twice in 20 matches before a loan move to Wrexham in the National League.
Another modest goal tally, one in eight, saw him released by Tranmere at the end of the season.
He now moves to Morecambe, with Jim Bentley’s Shrimps often at the tail end of League Two, but always doing enough to cling on to their Football League status.
They’ll be tough, competitive and perhaps once again fighting at the wrong end of the table, but in Stockton they have an experienced and aggressive centre forward.
It doesn’t seem as though he’ll be missed at Prenton Park, with a host of supporters leaving messages on the club’s official Twitter feed indicating they’re happy to see the back of Stockton.
— Kieron Davies (@Kie_Davies157) June 12, 2019
Gutted thought he would be our main striker next season ????????
— Super White Army (@trfc_kenny) June 12, 2019
— Paul Bradley (@pmbtrfc1) June 12, 2019
Good luck Cole. A new beginning and new opportunities. Hope it works out for you.
— Colin Johnson (@Coljohes) June 12, 2019
Good luck Cole
— Catherine Eames (@C12331399021) June 12, 2019
Efforts?? What did I miss?
— Stephen Thunder Larger (@trfcste) June 12, 2019
I can understand letting Norwood go, but this shows no ambition..
— Scott H (@Esiable) June 12, 2019