Leeds midfielder Alan Thompson has decided to retire at the age of 34. He won one England cap four years ago. Leeds have also released defender Darren Kenton after his short term deal expired. Shrewsbury will get a £500,000 windfall if Joe Hart makes his England debut tonight. He moved to Man City for £600,000 two years ago.
Stockport are aiming for the Championship but don't intend to reach it for five years, preferring steady building to other sides' overspending. Oldham have signed Rotherham's outcast striker Chris O'Grady for an undisclosed fee. He was the only player to decline a wage referral when the Millers went into Administration.
Peterboro's local paper has unkindly summed up Edgar Street: "Horrible, tatty, small, but after last season it's a special place for Posh fans. Worth a trip for nostalgic reasons only." MK Dons' injured defender Drissa Diallo has been prescribed the Nintendo Wii after arm surgery: "The varying diagonal movements utilised in gameplay are a lot closer to normal movements than most exercises we can give him."