Southend defender Peter Gilbert has told the press that players are running 'credit checks' on clubs before signing. The former Plymouth man says players are asking around to check that the wages are being paid before agreeing terms at club. Burton are expected to bring in a loan defender after former Bulls man Tony James limped out of Saturday's loss to Gillingham with a knee injury, leaving them with only veteran Darren Moore as a central defender.
Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio says he still wants to bring two players in, but one of them won't be a defender after midfielder Alan McCormack made a successful debut in defence this week. A deal to sign Arsenal's Daniel Boateng has gone dead after the Gunners changed their mind. Plymouth bidder James Brent is expected to be named as the new preferred bidder for the club by the Administrators later today.
Sam Gwynne played 60 minutes as Neath beat Bala Town 4-0 in yesterday's Welsh Premier game. Neath are currently second in the table, a point behind TNS. Accrington boss John Coleman says his biggest achievement on Saturday was getting his side to avoid a £2,000 fine for six bookings. Stanley had five players carded, leaving them 25 minutes to avoid a sixth and an automatic fine. He told the BBC that their weekly budget was only £10,000 and a fine would be 'crippling'.
Barnet have warned that they will have to ask the Football League for permission to leave Underhill during next season after reaching an impasse with the local council over long standing issues. The club's rights of access to land around the stadium expires at the end of 2012, meaning the club would be unable to use large parts of the ground and would be unable to get the correct licences to pass FL approval for the second half of the season.