Stockport boss Jim Gannon has further strengthened his defence with the capture of teenage Everton defender Mark Hughes on a five-week loan.
Hughes arrives at Edgeley Park with a good reputation
The 19-year-old has impressed in the reserves this term and also made an appearance on the first-team bench.
But he jumped at the chance to join County, saying: "I'm made up because I need to step up from reserve level."
Hughes's arrival at Edgeley Park follows last week's signing of former Oldham centre-half David Beharall.