Wednesday, August 31, 2011

News Round-Up

Plymouth have signed Gillingham defender Simon King on a one month loan deal. The former Barnet man has been with the Gills for four years but hasn't played this season. Port Vale forward Lewis Haldane broke his leg in last night's penalty loss to Tranmere and will have an operation on it today. The former Bristol Rovers man has a double fracture near his ankle.

Barnet have rejected an approach from Charlton for former Bulls loanee Mark Marshall. The winger, 24, is also said to be interesting Crystal Palace with the Bees saying they will not stand in his way if the right offer comes along. Accrington have signed Colchester forward Tom Bender on loan for the season. The teenage Welsh u21 international has made only two sub appearances for the League One side.

Macclesfield are reported to have rejected bids from unnamed clubs for striker Emile Sinclair and defender Tony Diagne. Bradford are claimed to be chasing former Hull keeper Matt Duke. The 34 year old was released by the Tigers earlier in the summer. Bristol Rovers have loaned midfielder Ben Swallow, 21, to Bath for three months.

Luton are doing a good impression of the pot calling the kettle black after slamming Forest Green for being unprofessional over their offer for Robbie Willmott, while manager Gary Brabin tells the press that Gumpers striker Reece Styche was 'desperate' to join the Hatters. Forest Green chairman Dale Vince has said he has made a second bid for Willmott.

Macclesfield have sold striker Emile Sinclair to Peterboro for an undisclosed fee. The former Nottm Forest man has signed a three year deal after bagging four goals already this season. A number of clubs were chasing the player, with Watford earlier claimed to have lodged a £300,000 bid. Bradford have signed striker Terry Dixon on a one year deal. The 21 year old will join their development squad but has already been loaned to Halifax Town for a month to gain experience.

Plymouth have signed Ipswich teenager Jamie Griffiths on a months loan. The 19 year old midfielder signed a short term pro deal with the Tractorboys in the summer after recovering from a back injury. Port Vale have signed utility player Andrew Little from Rangers on loan until January. The 22 year old has played 14 times for the SPL side.

Bradford have signed teenage defender Dean Overson on a two year deal. The 18 year old former Burnley trainee is said to be the final member of the Bantams' development squad.