A backroom restructure has seen Rodger Wylde named as the club's head of sports science and medicine, assisted by Jamie Hewitt.Wylde, who spent over 25 years as Stockport County's physio, will take responsibility for the senior players and head the medical department.
Chief executive Chris Turner explained the thinking behind Wylde's appointment. He said: "In the current game, it is vital to have a fully qualified physio to diagnose and treat injuries and as a chartered physio with vast experience, we felt that Rodger was the ideal person to bring in.
"Jamie has served the club loyally - both as a player and as part of the backroom team - and we are delighted that he has agreed to take on a new role, working with the youngsters."
Wylde, 60, started his career as a striker at Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Oldham Athletic. After a spell in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon, he played for Sunderland, Barnsley and Stockport before retiring from playing in 1989.
He started a physiotherapy degree course towards the end of his playing career and was appointed as Stockport's physio in March 1989 after graduating from the University of Salford.