Thursday, January 31, 2013

News Round-Up

Gateshead have loaned defender Glenn Wilson to Salisbury for the rest of the season. The former Crawley man has started only five games this season since his summer move north. Barrow chairman Brian Keen has put out a call for fans to back the club, telling them they've been punching above their weight for several years. They host Luton this weekend, their first home league match of the year due to postponements.

Football League clubs have a combined debt of £1billion, a report has revealed. Chairman Greg Clarke has warned that the current financial problems could continue for eight more years. Portsmouth's court case has been delayed for a third time. The hearing has now been delayed until February 14th, with the Administration of the club officially extended until mid-August. 

Alfreton have signed forward Scott Boden from Chesterfield on a month long loan deal. The 23 year old has made over 100 appearances for the Spireites, and had a loan with Mansfield last term. Kidderminster chairman Mark Serrell says any money earned by the club from their groundshare deal with Worcester will go into keeping the pitch up to scratch rather than being ploughed into their playing budget.

Luton's FA Cup match with Millwall has been selected for live TV coverage, earning the Hatters a further £233,000 windfall. Wrexham have loaned young defender Steve Tomassen to Welsh League side Airbus for the rest of the season. The teenager spent the first half of the season with the Wingmakers.

Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen says the club needs to cut it's £7million debt pile in half to be 'sustainable'. He has called on the local council to consider writing off a near £1million loan, while admitting that the club's IT system is costing it £100,000 a year to run. Luton boss Paul Buckle has been named Manager of the Month for January.

Hyde have signed Blackburn youngsters Osayamen Osawe and Chris Dilo on loan for a month each. Dilo had a loan with the Manchester club earlier in the season. Oxford chairman Ian Lenagan says his family have put £865,000 into the club in the last six months to keep it running. Lower attendances at the club has seen them expecting losses of £450,000 this season with gates down by an average of 1,600.

Wrexham keeper Joslain Mayebi has been given better news on his achilles injury, with the damage only being a partial tear. He will only miss four months rather than the previously expected eight.