Thursday, July 28, 2011

News Round-Up

Former Bulls loanee Tristan Plummer has signed for Portugese second division side Portimonense SC. The 21 year old has been without a club since leaving Bristol City last summer, but scored three times in five games with the Bulls in 2009. Former Bull Gavin McCallum has told the local press he wants to score 25 goals in the Conference next season for Lincoln.

Burton are claimed by their local press to have made a club record bid for Halifax striker Jamie Vardy. The Unibond club are already believed to have rejected a £50,000 offer from Stockport. The Brewers have signed Leicester defender Tom Parkes on a six month loan. The teenager had a trial at Crewe last week but they opted against signing him.

Goal-line technology has moved a step forward after Sepp Blatter backed moves to introduce a system. The International Football Association Board, which controls the laws of the game, will meet in March and will decide whether to implement a system. If they do, it could be in use by the start of the 2012/3 season. Former Bulls loanee Matthew Lund has signed a three month loan deal at Oldham. The Stoke trainee played twice for the Bulls last term.

The League Two play-off final last May was a financial disaster. The Old Trafford game saw less than 12,000 through the gates, with sources at Torquay claiming they will have earned less than £10,000 from the game rather than the usual six-figure income. Aldershot are to loan young pair Reece Connolly and Doug Bergqvist to Farnboro until the end of the year.

Shrewsbury have signed midfielder Matt Richards on a two year deal. The 26 year old former Ipswich man was released by Walsall earlier in the summer after two years at the Bescot Stadium. Kidderminster have reported a 30% rise in season ticket sales, with the total number sold approaching 700.

Gillingham have signed Argentinian keeper Paolo Gazzaniga on a two year deal. The 19 year old was previously in Valencia's youth setup. Former Bulls loanee John Eustace has signed a contract extension with Waford keeping him there until 2013. Gavin Mahon is also training with the club, but manager Sean Dyche says he is only there to get fit after a long term injury.

Accrington have signed Barnsley defender Kern Miller on a six month loan, and Scottish keeper Sean Murdoch on a one year deal. Miller, 20, previously had a loan spell at Lincoln while Murdoch, 24, has played 64 times for a trio of Scottish clubs before being released by Hamilton earlier in the summer. Plymouth have released their matchday prices. Adults will pay £20 admission, £15 for OAP's, and £7 for kids. They have withdrawn discounts on advance tickets.