Cowan Signs For The Lions

We are delighted to announce the signing of defender Dan Cowan from Stockport County, who can play either at centre-back or right-back.

The Chesterfield-born 24 year-old said he was lured to Nethermoor by Joint Manager Russ O’Neill’s presentation of his plan for the player and the specific role he had for him.

Dan, said: “Russ impressed me as he gave me confidence as he outlined the role I would play for Guiseley and the clear plans he has for the team going forward. A few players who are close to me such as Ash Palmer and Andy Halls also told me what a good club Guiseley is. It seems a good club to be at.”

“I played in defence alongside Ash and he was good to play alongside. I like to play on the right side of a back three, a role I believe I can excel in.”

When Cowan eventually steps out at Nethermoor in a Guiseley shirt it will not be his first experience of Nethermoor as he played for Stockport against The Lions in the pre-season friendly last summer.

Due to Covid 19 it is unknown when Cowan will make his Guiseley debut but he is raring to go. He said: “Guiseley seems to be a positive environment and I have kept myself fit during lockdown so I can’t wait to get started.”

Cowan started his career playing for Buxton Juniors and New Mills before joining the Macclesfield Town youth set up. He broke into the Macclesfield first team by the end of the 2013/14 season, resulting in Macclesfield offering him his first professional deal that summer.

He gained vital experience out on loan at Ashton United and Chorley and went on to make 50 appearances for the Silkmen.

At the end of the 2016/17 season he left Macclesfield in search of a new challenge signing for Stockport County, managed by Jim Gannon, who had been impressed by his skill and versatility in past encounters against County.

In his first season with Stockport Dan featured in the majority of games in the National League North, proving to be an assured presence in the defence. In the curtailed 2019/20 season he made 31 appearances.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Bianchi Kirk Management for their efforts in securing the services of Dan for the 2020/21 season, and look forward to potentially dealing with them in the future.

Dan is the first new Lion for the 20/21 season and is available to sponsor! Away and Training kit sponsorships are available, please contact for more details.

Away Sponsor – £70+VAT

Included in this package is a signed photo of the player and a listing in the programme and on the website

Training Sponsor – £50+VAT 

With this package you will receive a listing in the programme and on our website

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  • Have your name and/or company appear in the programme for every home match
  • Have your name/company appear on the website throughout the season

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