IT has been a rollercoaster ride but Stockport County striker Connor Jennings made a fairytale goalscoring return to action on Tuesday just nine months after his cancer diagnosis.

The former Wrexham captain was diagnosed with a low-grade chondroid sarcoma in March, with the rare form of cancer identified after an MRI scan located a tumour within his upper arm.

Jennings has been receiving treatment since then and after returning to training, the 30-year-old made his comeback as a late substitute in Stockport's National League clash with King's Lynn and he capped it off by scoring the final goal in his side's 5-0 win.

When asked whether he thought he would ever have a moment like that again in his career, Jennings told the club's You Tube channel: "Probably not at times but there's always hope.

"It was just nice to get on, to score was the icing on the cake but the main thing was to get three points and keep the momentum going."

Jennings was delighted to make his comeback following a lengthy lay-off.

"It has been up and down," said Jennings.

"It has been great all the support from everyone, the club has been brilliant to me.

"It has been a rollercoaster but finally getting there."

Jennings, who spent two seasons at Wrexham from 2014-16, was not emotional when he was introduced as a substitute with nine minutes remaining.

"At the end of the day it's your job, you have got to get on with it," added Jennings.

"It might be for the family but it's your job and you need to get three points and crack on with it.

"It''s been a rollercoaster, whether I would play again or not but thankfully I was able to.

"I've not played full yet, it is only 10 minutes but it is certainly a start so hopefully I start to feel a bit better, a bit sharper, in the coming weeks."

n Keith Curle has left Oldham Athletic by mutual consent after eight months in charge.

Latics are currently third from bottom in League Two with four league wins so far this season and former Chester boss Curle’s strugglers were beaten 2-1 at another of his ex-clubs Northampton on Tuesday.

Curle’s dismissal was the second EFL departure yesterday with Fleetwood parting company with Simon Grayson.