Stevenage have signed striker Njazi Kuqi. The 6ft 4in Finn, brother of current Swansea man Shefki, had been playing in Germany's second division. Torquay need to survive another 143 minutes without conceding a goal to set a new Football League record. They face Port Vale at Vale Park before travelling to Southend in order to set the record.
Port Vale's board is claimed to have voted 5-3 against Mike Newton's investment offer. Newton has called their rejection statement 'one long round of excuses' and called it ridiculous that he didn't have the money. Notts County say that the vast majority of the £326,000 they are being sued for by a law firm is from work done for previous owners Munto Finance, not for the club itself. They meet in court on Thursday.
Southend manager Paul Sturrock believes his players didn't deserve their wages after losing 3-1 to Port Vale and, with the Shrimpers' record on payment, they probably won't get them anyway. Police in Oldham are hunting two suspects after arsonists caused an estimated £40,000 damage to a function suite and disabled facilities at Boundary Park yesterday afternoon.