Monday, December 31, 2007

News Round Up

Gillingham have tabled a significant six figure bid for ex-Bull Stuart Fleetwood. Boss Mark Stimson said: "We are interested in signing Stuart and have made a second offer. We'll have to see what develops now.". Forest Green have denied reports linking a second ex-Bull, Mark Beesley, with Cambridge United.

Former Bull Craig Stanley has agreed a new deal at Morecambe. The 24 year old has signed a new deal until 2010 after leaving a one year deal at Edgar Street for the two year deal on offer at Christie Park in the summer of 2006. The Shrimps have also signed goalkeeper Scott Loach on loan from Watford as a replacement for the departing Joe Lewis. Grimsby have given striker Nathan Jarman a new deal into the new year. The former Barnsley man has been on a monthly deal at the club. Leeds have lodged a £150,000 bid for Barnet striker Jason Puncheon.

Bradford have signed midfielder Lee Bullock from Hartlepool on a months loan. He had previously been on loan at Bury but rejected a permanent move. The Bantams have also extended the contract of Kyle Nix until the end of the season. Luton's Administrator has extended the deadline for bids by a week. Offers were due by today but, with more than a dozen interested bidders, the deadline has had to be extended until January 7th.

Peterboro have added two more to their oversized squad. Tom Williams joins from Wycombe on an initial loan but with a permanent free transfer deal to be finalised on January 2nd, and Scott Mitchell joins on a one month contract after impressing in trials. Williams played for The Posh 60 times in two spells, and will replace departing loanee Jeff Hughes, while Mitchell is a former Livingstone player who left the club in November after his short term contract expired.

Macclesfield have released two players, but given five new deals. Jimmy McNulty and Mick Jefferies have been released but Izak Reid, Levi Reid, James Jennings have signed deals to the end of the season, with former trainees Matthew Flynn and Andrew Teague agreeing month to month deals.

Chester have offloaded defender Ashley Westwood to Stevenage, but are to sign Hull winger John Welsh on loan. Rochdale have signed goalkeeper Sam Russell to a permanent deal. He has played eight times for the club since joining on non-contract terms.