Wednesday, August 31, 2011

News Round-Up

Swindon forward Leon Clarke did not show up for training today after his bust up with Paolo Di Canio last night. Robins chairman Jeremy Wray says the player will leave on loan when the window reopens in a weeks time. The Robins signed another player today with West Ham youngster Ahmed Abdullah arriving on loan til January. The 19 year old, who was born in Saudi Arabia, is primarily an attacking midfielder.

Di Canio has dispensed with one player, with defender Kevin Amankwaah departing by mutual consent. Also leaving the County Ground is midfielder Michael Timlin, who returns to former club Southend on loan until January. The 26 year old had an eight game spell at Roots Hall last season.

Northampton have sold striker Shaun Harrad to Bury for an undisclosed fee. The former Burton man cost the Cobblers a reported £35,000 and has signed a three year deal at Gigg Lane after rejecting interest from Rochdale. Rotherham have signed striker Alex Revell from Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee. The 28 year old scored 16 times last season for the League One bottom side.

Former Bull Sam Gwynne has joined Welsh Premier big spenders Neath. The 23 year old had been on non-contract terms with Westfields, and played over 80 times for the Bulls since debuting in February 2006. Aldershot have signed West Ham youngster Jordan Brown on a months loan. The 19 year old left back is yet to make his senior debut.

Bradford have further bolstered their ranks with the loan signing of Hull winger Jamie Devitt until January, and keeper Matt Duke on a two year deal. 21 year old Devitt has played 30 times in loan spells with Shrewsbury, Grimsby, and Darlington. 34 year old Duke left Hull in the summer after seven years.

Northampton have extended the loan of defender Kelvin Langmead from Peterboro until January, and extended the month long contract of veteran Ashley Westwood until the end of the year. Oxford striker James Constable is reported to have rejected a move to Bournemouth after the clubs agreed a fee. The Cherries are now claimed to be making a move for Crawley's Matt Tubbs.

Southend have reached an agreement with Crystal Palace to terminate the loan deal of midfielder Alassane D'Diaye. The 21 year old had a dressing room bust up that has seen him excluded since. Oxford have signed striker Jonathan Franks on loan until January. The Middlesboro 21 year old has made 30 appearances for the Championship side and was an England u19 international.