Thursday, January 30, 2014

News Round-Up

Macclesfield have allowed midfielder John-Paul Kissock to join Oldham on loan until the end of the season. The former Bulls trialist, 24, started only seven games for the Silkmen after a permanent move to Moss Rose following a loan. The Silkmen have also allowed James Bolton to join Halifax on loan. The 20 year old defender hasn't played first team football since October.

Forest Green boss Adrian Pennock says that rumours of him signing Rory Delap are rubbish, with the 37 year old not coming out of retirement. Former Mansfield directors Steve Hymas and Andy Saunders have offered the club a settlement in their legal row over nearly £1m in loans. They say they will accept £2,000 a month from the club, beginning from August.

Dartford have extended the loan of Luton midfielder Jim Stevenson to the end of the season. The 21 year old has been a regular for the Darts since signing on loan in December. Woking have extended the loan of midfielder Kieran Murtagh to the end of the season. The 25 year old has made seven appearances for the Cards so far.

Cambridge have signed young pair Will Norris and Liam Hughes to new two and a half year deals. Goalkeeper Norris has made one appearance this term as backup stopper, while defender Hughes has appeared in most of the U's games this season. Ex-Bull Alan Connell has signed for Northampton on a free transfer after rejecting a return to Grimsby. The 30 year old has signed for the Cobblers until the summer.

Chester have signed Forest Green striker Matt Taylor on loan until the end of the season. The 22 year old has scored three times in 13 games for the Gumpers this term. Southport have released defender Brice Irie-Bi and allowed forward Chris Almond to join Chorley on a permanent basis. Both were bit part players during the first half of the season.

Halifax have signed Ryan Crowther following his release from Fleetwood. The 25 year old midfielder played seven times in League Two this term, but was one of four released by Graham Alexander yesterday. Former Bulls loanee Mark Marshall is reported to be on trial with Coventry. The winger has served his two year ban for using a banned substance.

Lincoln have signed Crewe defender Thierry Audel and Birmingham midfielder Charlie Adams on loan. Audel, 27, previously played for boss Gary Simpson at Macclesfield while teenager Adams had a spell with Brentford at the end of last season, making one appearance as a sub. The Imps have also handed young striker Connor Robinson a new two and a half year deal, and agreed a fee with Cambridge for loan striker Sam Delano-Yorke.