Trinity to welcome back Chesterfield and Gainsborough legend Ernie Moss for Stockport County clash

Chesterfield vs Port Vale - Ernie moss takes to the proact pitch- Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Port Vale - Ernie moss takes to the proact pitch- Pic By James Williamson

Trinity boss Steve Housham wants supporters to help make Saturday a day to remember for one of his predecessors.

The Blues will not only welcome Stockport County to the Martin and Co Arena, but former Gainsborough gaffer Ernie Moss.

The 65-year-old is fondly remembered by Blues fans, thanks in chief to his leadership of the club during a successful spell.

He guided Trinity to a Northern Premier League Challenge Cup and Peter Swales Shield double in 1997.

Moss is a legend at Chesterfield too, where he is still the record goalscorer.

He was recently diagnosed with Pick’s Disease, a rare form of dementia, and Trinity stewards will conduct a bucket collection for a charity who provide support to sufferers.

Housham encouraged fans to turn out and back the club’s former boss.

“I’ve been in touch with Ernie’s family and they will be visiting the game against Stockport County this coming saturday as guests of honour.”

“We all know what a great man ernie was at his time at Gainsborough Trinity, not just a manager but a true gentleman and it will be great to see him back.”

“It’s our chance to show our support to Ernie and his family and also raise awareness of the illness – let’s make it a day to remember for them all.”