Thursday, January 30, 2014

News Round-Up

Forest Green have offered new deals to midfielders Marcus Kelly and Yan Klukowski, and keeper Sam Russell. The trio are out of contract in the summer with rumours that Kelly has interested his former Oxford boss Chris Wilder for Northampton. Woking will sign former loanee Jack Marriott on another loan spell from Ipswich after the striker was recalled from Gillingham after just one sub appearance.

Chester chairman Tony Durkin says a partnership with a local college will allow the club to make the transition to full time status. The club are also planning a community facility with up to eight pitches to act as a training facility. Kidderminster boss Andy Thorn has admitted that striker Anthony Malbon is likely to go out on loan, claiming the player isn't fit enough for their promotion challenge.

Lincoln chairman Bob Dorrian says he will quit the club if someone will guarantee £500,000 of investment to ensure the club's immediate future. Dorrian will face a fans forum tonight, admitting that he will face a grilling. Gateshead have signed teenage defender Jordan Holt until the end of the season. The 19 year old has just had a six month deal with Notts County expire, having made two first team appearances for the League One side.

Luton have released striker Scott Rendell by mutual consent, and he has signed for Woking until the end of the season. The much travelled 27 year old netted seven times in 16 games with the Cards on loan during the first half of the season, and had spent the last couple of weeks on trial at Torquay. Ex-Bull Phil Marsh has extended his loan spell at Barrow until the end of the season. The former Forest Green man has spent the last two weeks with the club.

Tamworth have released ex-Bull Jordan Rose, with the defender struggling for fitness following an operation. The 24 year old hasn't played since September and is expected to miss the remainder of this season. Gateshead have extended the loan of Luton midfielder JJ O'Donnell to the end of the season, with the 22 year old playing twice since arriving at the International Stadium earlier in the month.

Forest Green striker Andy Mangan is reported to have been suspended by the club for an undisclosed internal disciplinary breach. The 27 year old is wanted by former club Wrexham, but his £3,000 a week wages cannot be met by the Dragons. The Gumpers are also reported to be on the verge of signing veteran midfielder Rory Delap. The 37 year old retired from playing with Burton last month but is interested in rejoining former Stoke coaches Adrian Pennock and Dave Kevan.