Sam-Wilbraham swap deal fails
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Red Dragons enquired about Wilbraham and in-turn The Hatters asked about Trinidad & Tobago international Sam.
A deal was then set up between the two clubs, but the move has collapsed as Sam would be unlikely to get a new work permit - which he would need to move clubs.
"The idea for the swap came about when Wrexham enquired about Aaron Wilbraham and we enquired about Hector Sam," confirmed Stockport boss Sammy McIlroy (pictured)
"It was felt that it would be a good move for both parties with Aaron getting a spark in his career and that Sam would give County the same kind of spark.
"Alby was aware of the situation and when we were told that we couldn't get Sam because of the work permit situation, I had a word with him to let him know he is still a big part of my plans."
McIlroy also confirmed that Tranmere had made an enquiry about Wilbraham.
Meanwhile, Stockport have taken Macclesfield's transfer-listed defender Danny Adams on trial and recalled Jon Daly from his loan spell at Division Three side Bury.