Thursday, March 24, 2011

News Round Up

Cheltenham have opted not to extend the loan of midfielder Jake Thomson after indicating they wanted to earlier in the week. The Exeter midfielder scored once in five games for the Robins. Barnet's new manager Martin Allen has made his first move, bringing in Chelsea keeper Sam Walker on loan after both senior keepers at Underhill picked up injuries. Walker, 19, is 6ft 6in and cost the Premier League side £500,000 as a 17 year old from Millwall.

Lincoln have signed Portsmouth midfielder Tom Kilbey on loan until the end of the season. The 20 year old debuted for previous club Millwall as a 16 year old before moving to the then Premier League side. Southend are reported to have just 13 fit players for the weekend and are set to name a youth team player in their starting line-up against Stockport. They have eight injured players, one on international duty, and two more with a sickness bug.

Former Bulls loanee Lateef Elford-Alliyu will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. The West Brom trainee has scored five times in 17 appearances on loan at Tranmere, and had earned an England u19 call up. Plymouth have been refused permission by the Football League to sell youngster Joe Mason outside the transfer window. Administrator Brendan Guilfoyle says FL rules will not allow him to make a sale, even on an advanced payment basis, and the FL are not willing to bend their rules.

Carlisle have reported a £110,000 profit for the first half of the season, thanks largely to player sales and a cup run. Chairman Andrew Jenkins says the club's commercial income is well down on previous seasons, and they are concerned about falling attendances. Grimsby say they will not be paying any compensation to Boston for the new management duo as the pair had only five weeks left on their contracts when they resigned.

Plymouth's Administrator says that he may have to go to court to seek a resolution over the mortgage shortfall that is threatening to derail attempts to sell the club. In a press call yesterday Brendan Guilfoyle said there had been some movement, but no deal had yet been struck. Stockport have extended the loan of teenage Ipswich keeper Ian McLoughlin until the end of the season. The 19 year old has played five times in his opening month for the Hatters.

Bradford boss Peter Jackson has promoted youth team striker Darren Stephenson to the first team, and he will be named on the bench for their weekend game with Shrewsbury. Barnet have made their second signing of the day, loaning long throw merchant Jude Stirling from MK Dons. The 28 year old has made only four appearances in League One this season. Signing no.3 of the day sees former striker Guiliano Grazioli named as Martin Allen's assistant.

Northampton have signed Fulham forward Michael Uwezu on loan for the rest of the season. The 20 year old had a spell at Lincoln last term, and is not eligible for tomorrow's game with Torquay as the deadline for signings for that game was at noon. Port Vale have extended the loan of Rotherham striker Tom Pope for another month. Wycombe have extended the loan of Watford defender Rob Kiernan until the end of the season.