Bradford have appointed Peter Jackson as their interim manager. The former Huddersfield and Lincoln boss played over 300 games for the Bantams during the 1980s. Jackson, who has been working in his wife's care home business since leaving the Imps in 2009, says he wants the job full time. Ex-Bull Craig Stanley has extended his loan at Torquay for a second month.
Port Vale's board are to meet manager Jim Gannon today with a rep from the League Managers Association, and assistant boss Geoff Horsfield tomorrow with a PFA rep, to resolve their coach-based bust-up. The media say the dispute arose after Horsfield was given Thursday off by Gannon to deal with a family matter, then Gannon wrote a letter to the board criticising his assistant that was handed to Horsfield.
Port Vale's takeover is also in doubt after bidder Mo Chaudry had an independent valuation on their Vale Park home done that values it at £2.3million less than the current listed value in their accounts. Chaudry says the club could be within two months of Administration based on the new value, done by the same company that did the 2005 valuation used by the accounts, as it leaves the club unable to borrow further funds.
The FA are to investigate a mass brawl at the end of Macclesfield's game with Wycombe that saw three players sent off. The brawl saw everyone but ex-Bulls keeper Jose Veiga involved, with two Silkmen and one Chairboys player dismissed in injury time. Grimsby's board will meet today to discuss their managerial vacancy, and whether chairman John Fenty should continue at the helm.
Oldham have failed to pay their players for February. The League One side failed to pay up on Friday due to cashflow problems at Boundary Park, but say the money will be paid by Wednesday. Office staff were paid on time. Shrewsbury have returned former Bulls loanee Paul Downing to West Brom after his month long spell expired, but say they may take him back later in the season. They have done the same with Wigan keeper Lee Nicholls.