Monday, July 26, 2010

News Round Up

Charlton have made around 30 people redundant after a staff consultation. The club say they have saved four of the jobs at risk, but the remainder will leave after talks. Port Vale will offer midfielder Gary Roberts a short term deal as he continues his rehabilitation from drink and gambling problems. Lincoln were beaten 4-1 by a second-string Celtic side at the weekend.

Macclesfield have launched a public consultation on a proposed new stadium. The club have proposed a 7,000 capacity stadium on a landfill site, using the methane from the rubbish underground to provide power to the site. Doubts have been raised over Mansfield's financial situation after former midfielder Andy Burgess told the press 'I didn't get paid correctly or on time once in six months'. Burgess has opted to drop three divisions and join the reformed Chester side.

Gillingham will travel to Edgar Street on August 14th without striker Dennis Oli after he was diagnosed with a torn hamstring. Midfielder Barry Fuller is also doubtful for the game with a knee injury, while two more players aren't fit yet from injuries picked up last season. The Gills have denied press claims saying they have offered £200,000 for Aldershot striker Marvin Morgan. Bradford striker Gavin Grant has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years after being convicted of murder.

Wycombe are pressing forward with plans for a new stadium to incorporate themselves and rugby side Wasps despite their Supporters Trust questioning the need for a new site to replace their 20 year old Adams Park stadium. The Chairboys average only around half the stadium's 10,000 capacity but the clubs are planning a 20,000 capacity ground on one of 18 sites identified by the local council.

Oldham have handed Rob Purdie their no. 10 shirt for the coming season despite him being on the transfer list. The Latics say they have received enquiries for several of the six players transfer listed this month, but have had no firm offers. Southend have spoken to former Northampton forward Adebayo Akinfenwa, but say they cannot afford his financial demands. The Shrimpers face court next Monday to prove they are not insolvent.

Macclesfield have signed released Notts County midfielder Matt Hamshaw on a one year deal. The 28 year old has also played for Stockport, Mansfield, and Sheff Weds. Bradford have cancelled the contract of 20 year old midfielder James O'Brien by mutual consent. The former Birmingham trainee has decided to return to Ireland.

Barnet have made offers to striker Steve Kabba and former Bulls loanee Mark Marshall. They will also resign Daniel Leach after a medical tomorrow after he was released by Paul Fairclough at the end of last season. Gillingham have signed former Ebbsfleet keeper Lance Cronin on a one year deal with the option for a second season. The 24 year old has around 200 games at Conference level, but has only one League appearance to his name.