Stan­ley ready to go-go up

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

MANY thought it was just a care­less whis­per, but it’s true – Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley have re­named the ground the Wham Sta­dium.

The Reds have agreed a three­year spon­sor­ship deal worth a bumper £200,000 with plas­tic stor­age man­u­fac­tur­ers What More UK Ltd and the ground will be re­named un­der their brand, Wham.

It’s a far cry from last Christ­mas when Stan­ley were seek­ing ex­tra fund­ing and now the Lan­cashire side will be look­ing for free­dom from League Two.

Life­long fan and Stan­ley di­rec­tor David ‘Bum­ble’ Lloyd, the for­mer Eng­land cricket coach, said: “I met three guys from Wham on Tues­day, but there was no sign of Ge­orge Michael or An­drew Ridge­ley.

“We would like to get out of League Two and £200,000 can help us de­velop and grow. It’s a great name, Wham.”

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