Friday, August 26, 2011

News Round-Up

In addition to loaning Will Evans to the Bulls, Swindon have allowed young striker Billy Bodin to join Torquay on loan until January. The 19 year old Welsh u21 international has slipped down the pecking order at the County Ground since Paolo Di Canio's summer signing spree. Stockport have issued a statement saying their planned takeover has been delayed after investor Tony Evans raised issues at a meeting last week. The club says the deal is still expected to be completed.

Bradford have put assistant boss Colin Cooper in temporary charge for this weekend's game with Barnet. They will seek a swift replacement for Peter Jackson, but Cooper is expected to be in charge for next weekend's game as well. Burton have announced the signing of Torquay striker Billy Kee on a two year deal. The Gulls say the former Leicester trainee was homesick and wanted a return to the Midlands, with an undisclosed fee involved.

Rotherham boss Andy Scott expects striker Adam Le Fondre to move on in the transfer window. Scott says he has players lined up to replace the forward. Gavin Mahon's deal at Notts County is a pay-as-you-play deal. The veteran has had an injury hit time and the deal runs only until January.

Stalybridge, under the management of Jimmy Harvey, have warned supporters that the club cannot function on its current gates of 450. The Conf North side is full time this season. In his latest blog on the FL website, Sammy McIlroy claims Swindon spent £300,000 on latest signing Lukas Magera. The Czech international was reported to be a free transfer after his Romanian side were relegated.

Forest Green striker Reece Styche has signed a new three year deal with the club after rejecting a move to Luton. The 22 year old only turned full time this summer. The Gumpers have also turned the tables on Luton by tabling a bid for their striker Robbie Willmott. Fleetwood have won the race for Halifax striker Jamie Vardy, signing the player for an undisclosed fee.

Bradford have said they are not looking for applicants for their vacant managerial post as they have already identified the candidates they want to speak to. Accrington boss John Coleman and Dagenham's John Still may again be targets although the bookies have installed former Colchester and Charlton boss Phil Parkinson as the odds-on favourite.

Burton have loaned young striker James Ellison to Alfreton for an initial month. The former Liverpool trainee made only three sub appearances for the Brewers since signing a two year deal last summer. Accrington have signed striker Padraig Amond until the end of the season. The Irishman spent last season in the Portugese top flight but failed to score in 17 appearances, although he had a prolific spell with Sligo Rovers in his home country previously.