Matt Jansen at Edgeley Park last night (Photo: Richard Parkes)
On a night when Carlisle United struggled to find inspiration, they could have done with someone like that on the pitch…
Former Blues star Matt Jansen was at Edgeley Park to watch his former and current clubs go head-to-head.
Jansen, one of United’s best homegrown players, plays a behind-the-scenes role at Stockport County.
The 45-year-old 1990s Brunton Park star watched from the directors’ box as goals from Myles Hippolyte and Kyle Wootton condemned Carlisle to a 2-0 defeat.
Clint Hill (Photo: Richard Parkes)
Jansen was far from the only Stockport man with United connections last night.
The Hatters’ assistant manager is former Blues defensive favorite Clint Hill.
Clint Hill catches up with United kitman Colin Nixon (Photo: Richard Parkes)
Jacques Simpson (Photo: Richard Parkes)
Head of performance for the home side, meanwhile, is Jake Simpson – son of United manager Paul.
And to top it off, Stockport’s first goal was scored by their influential captain Paddy Madden, another former Carlisle player…
Paddy Madden (Photo: Richard Parkes)