Monday, February 28, 2011

News Round Up

Port Vale assistant boss Geoff Horsfield has told the BBC "It's definitely got to be sorted out. It can't go on how it is." over his fall-out with boss Jim Gannon. Horsfield meets the board later today after Gannon met them yesterday. Crawley have offered manager Steve Evans and assistant Paul Raynor new three year deals.

Morecambe are to loan winger Adam Rundle to Gateshead until the end of the season. The 26 year old signed a two year deal last summer but has only been a bit-part player this season. Stockport have extended the loan of central defender Aaron Brown for a second month. The Leyton Orient man has played six times in the first month.

Aldershot have continued their signings from the Conference with the acquisition of striker Luke Medley from Mansfield on a months loan. The 21 year old has five goals in 22 games for the Stags this term, and scored three goals in 28 games in the League for Barnet and Bradford previously. Weymouth owner George Rolls has quit the club, tending his resignation as Chairman last week. The club is reported to be losing at least £3,000 a week and may be forced to fold.

Plymouth consultant Peter Ridsdale says the club's Japanese shareholders are to finally send funds to the club, but it is nowhere near the £2million they need to avoid Administration. The club's off-field staff have issued a statement saying they will 'go the extra mile' to support the club. Grimsby have announced that chairman John Fenty has survived a vote of confidence unanimously at a board meeting yesterday.

The moves to takeover Wrexham have split into two distinct camps. Local hotelier Stephanie Booth is bidding for a fan-led club against the Wrexham Supporters Trust. A campaign backing Booth on Facebook has seen WST official Lindsay Jones quit his post after receiving abuse. There's been a few physios becoming managers, but it's probably a first at Tranmere where their new physio is a former Football League referee. George Cain spent seven years as a FL official to 2004, but has now trained in physiotherapy and takes the role on a trial basis after his predecessor left to enter teaching.

Darlington have accepted an approach from Grimsby for manager Mark Cooper. The former Kettering boss is out of contract in the summer, and the two clubs have agreed a compensation package. Port Vale have extended the loan of striker Tom Pope for a second month from Rotherham. The Millers have a 24 hour recall clause.

Morecambe are to lay on free coach travel for fans to their crunch away match at Barnet in two weeks. Mansfield have made a statement saying they have asked the Conference for an extension to today's deadline for proving they have a Football League ready ground. They must be able to prove they have a 10 year lease, something they cannot do due to the ongoing legal rangle with Keith Haslam.

York fans raised £750 from their bucket collection for Kidderminster at the weekend.