Wednesday, December 22, 2010

News Round Up

Stockport have parted company with striker Barry Conlon by mutual consent a week after he was convicted of drink-driving for a second time. Kidderminster's bidder Chris Swan offered to buy the club for £1, but refused to offer any repayment on director loans. The deal was scuppered when David Reynolds and Mark Serrell asked for the £125,000 they put into the club in November.

Mansfield have named caretaker boss Duncan Russell as their new manager until the end of the season. He was the outsider of four on the club's shortlist but won two of his three games in temporary charge. Plymouth fans have raised over £2,000 to aid the club's unpaid staff. The supporters trust organised a bucket collection at a recent match.

Port Vale are to tour the US each pre-season for the next three years in the hope of attracting investment. They will play a three game tour in Seattle and Canada next summer before visiting Florida and California over the next two summers. The Valiants have also announced a price rise of 50p across the board to cover the VAT increase. Macclesfield's hopes of a new stadium have been boosted after the local council green lit the development that the stadium is to be part of.

Oxford boss Chris Wilder expects all five of his out on loan players to leave the club in January. One, Dannie Bulman, has already agreed a deal with his loan club. The U's have signed defender Laurence Gaughan on a deal until the end of the season. The 20 year old free agent was playing in the US. Cheltenham boss Mark Yates and assistant Neil Howarth have agreed a one year extension to their current deals that were due to expire at the end of the season.

Bradford are to extend the deal of midfielder Luke Dean past it's current January expiry until the player is fit after breaking his leg. Accrington hope to agree a deal to use Blackburn rugby club's training ground as their new base after using a variety of temporary venues. Peterboro have given Aaron McLean permission to speak to Hull after the Tiger had a bid rejected by Swindon for Charlie Austin.

Rotherham say their new ground will be all-seater despite fan requests for a standing area. The Conference have relaxed their rules to allow clubs to print smaller programmes due to the high chance of postponements. Current rules state a full programme must be produced for each match, but clubs can now issue a smaller eight page design over the festive period to cut costs.

Burton say they have only had half their squad in training in recent days due to the snow. Even manager Paul Peschisolido cannot get to their Derby training base from his Solihull home.