Gareth Sheldon has joined Tamworth based side Bolehall Swifts of the Midland Football Combination, the division below Westfields. The 30 year old has missed the rest of 2010 so far due to injury having originally started last season with King's Lynn. Fleetwood officials told their Inverness counterparts that their wage bill for the coming season was bigger than the SPL side. The Conference side won their friendly 2-1 with ex-Bull Mark Beesley in the lineup.
Shrewsbury have quit the South West Challenge blaming injuries and poor pitches. They beat Havant and Waterlooville 2-1, naming former Bulls boss John Trewick as one of their five subs, to reach the final but Havant will now face Blackpool in that match. Barnet are trialling former Burton target Steve Kabba. The released Brentford man was said to be too expensive for the Brewers.
Hartlepool are claimed to be on the verge of a takeover according to the local press. They have been owned by oil company IOR for the last 13 years. Ex-Bull Danny Williams has been named as player-coach at Belgian fourth division side RRFC Montegnee, who are owned by English businessman Paul Topping. The club had a brief link-up with Bradford in 2007 and they have former Bantams striker Willy Topp in their ranks.