Tuesday, December 21, 2010

News Round Up

Bournemouth say they are not currently under a transfer embargo, after the Football League blocked attempts to sign a loan player before the window shut. The FL have allowed them to extend the loan of striker Nicholas Bignall, and the club may spend a small transfer fee in the January window if manager Eddie Howe wants to. Torquay boss Paul Buckle is claimed to be in the running for the vacant Bristol Rovers job.

Wycombe want to extend the loan of midfielder Stuart Lewis from Dagenham for a second month. His current deal expires tomorrow and he will not currently be eligible for the Boxing Day visit of the Bulls. Lincoln have released midfielder Adifane Noussoura by mutual consent. He was signed by former boss Chris Sutton but never made a first team appearance.

Northampton are hoping for a January windfall from former midfielder Bradley Johnson being chased by several sides. The current Leeds man earned them £250,000 when they sold him two years ago, and he is being chased by several Premier League sides. A strange case at Hartlepool, who now want to postpone their Thursday court day to wind up Billingham Town, with the NPL minnows wanting their day in court 'to fight for the life of this club'.

Peterboro wheeler-dealer Barry Fry says he has let the club down with his transfer dealing as the lack of finances in the lower leagues has left the Posh with eight unwanted players on their wage bill. Fry says that Southend backed out of signing Josh Simpson on a permanent basis, and that former Shrewsbury and Rotherham loanee Exodus Geoghaghon was due to leave permanently until his current injury.

Gillingham hope to offer midfielder Danny Spiller a new contract to stop him taking up a move to the MLS. Spiller, who has made 19 appearances since joining in the summer, has an offer to join Chicago Fire in January so only signed a deal for the first half of the season. Crewe will be without goalkeeper Steve Phillips until the New Year, while striker Calvin Zola is not expected to leave the club in the January window as he is not fit after two months out.

The Welsh Premier is proposing to delay their first league split. The move, similar to the way the Scottish leagues act, is due to take place in three weeks but clubs were supposed to have played 22 games by then. Some have played as little as 12 due to postponements, with Llanelli not playing in the league in over six weeks.