Thursday, December 30, 2010

News Round Up

Two former Bulls are in the running for the Bristol Rovers job according to bookmakers, with Jimmy Harvey a 12/1 shot and Simon Davey 20/1. A Southend insider has told the local press that the club is struggling with cashflow after having three home matches postponed in recent weeks. Lincoln say the loss of the New Year game with Bradford will cost them £25,000.

Lincoln defender Moses Swaibu has been arrested and released on Police bail after being accused by Tesco security staff of stealing a cooked chicken. Crawley are reported to be vying with Southend to sign Peterboro midfielder Josh Simpson who, until recently, was on loan at Roots Hall. Port Vale manager Micky Adams is set to be offered a deal by Sheff Utd that is four times his current wage at Vale Park.

Aldershot are claimed to have offered striker Marvin Morgan to Crawley, while the Conference side have been turned down by Burton's Shaun Harrad with the player's agent seeking a move to a Championship side. Former Bulls loanee Jon Sheffield has joined Yeovil as their new goalkeeper coach. The 41 year old played eight times on loan at Edgar Street from Cambridge in 1994 and finished his playing career with Yeovil six years ago.

Shrewsbury are to release defender Danny O'Donnell after deciding not to renew his contract. The former Crewe man signed a deal to the end of the year in the summer. Plymouth have announced that Peter Ridsdale will act as a football consultant to the board until February in the wake of the departure of chairman Sir Roy Gardner. Ridsdale told their official site: 'I initially came to talk to Argyle regarding investment but, frankly, the true financial position that became apparent was significantly worse than had been volunteered.'

In a lengthy statement Kettering say they have rejected takeover proposals from two parties, and also ended merger talks with Rushden due to fan opposition. They add the current wage bill is unsustainable and will have to be cut further as well as ticket prices rising in January. Peterboro striker Liam Hatch, currently on loan at Darlington, is reported to have agreed a permanent departure from London Road - but the Quakers is not his destination.

Gillingham have agreed an 18 month deal with midfielder Danny Spiller. The former Millwall man has rejected a move to the US to stay at Priestfield.