Friday, July 30, 2010

News Round Up

Former Bulls loanee Mark Marshall will sign for Barnet tomorrow before their friendly with Peterboro. He is understood to have agreed a one year deal after being released by Swindon. Tony Capaldi has opted to join Crystal Palace over Plymouth. Simon Travis is reported to have left Jon Brady's Brackley Town.

Mark Beesley has agreed a contract with big-spending Fleetwood after a trial spell. He joins an experienced Conference front line that includes former Bulls tormentors Wayne Curtis and Magno Silva Viera. Wycombe physio Shay Connolly has left the club to move abroad. Port Vale say they want more time than today's deadline to discuss a proposed £400,000 investment.

Crewe have signed Polish keeper Bartek Fogler on a six month deal. The 25 year old turned down a contract with Legia Warsaw to move to England with his girlfriend. Steve Guinan is unlikely to be offloaded by Northampton after scoring four goals in pre-season. Manager Ian Sampson says that he will 'think twice' after being impressed by Guinan's pre-season contribution.

Southend have released French pair Francis Laurent and Jean-Francois Christophe by mutual consent. The Shrimpers also say they have agreed a fee with Charlton for defender Simon Francis, who was released last month but the club retained his registration. The moves mean they have just five players under contract, with one of those having also asked to leave.

Notts County are to take over tennants Nottingham Rugby. Magpies chairman Ray Trew healed the rift between the two that opened up when Munto Finance kicked the rugby side out of Meadow Lane, and has now opted to buy the ailing side outright. Bradford have signed Stoke striker Louis Moult on a three month loan. The 17 year old has made three sub appearances for the Potters, and top scored for both their u18 and reserve sides last season.

Bradford have also signed defender Lewis Hunt on a one year deal. The former Wycombe defender was released by the Chairboys in May. Aldershot have signed former Chesterfield winger Wade Small, non-league winger Jermaine McGlashan, ex-Cardiff full back Aaron Morris, and non-league defender Clayton Fortune, all on one year deals.

Hyde have denied they are being bankrolled by Man City after the Eastlands club agreed to use Hyde's ground as the base for their reserve side. Since the move, Hyde have dropped the United from their name, and changed their red kit for a blue one. Their ground has also been repainted blue, and the pitch has had thousands spent on it by City.