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LEAGUE TWO TRANSFERS

10 January 2013

Who has moved during January so far

Gillingham boss Martin Allen has made a number of alterations to his squad during the January transfer window which includes the arrival of both Steven Gregory and Leon Legge.

At this time on January 10, there have been 15 other League Two managers who have been busy on the transfer front.

Free agent Laurence Wilson has signed for Accrington Stanley until the end of the season. The 26-year-old, a versatile performer, was released by Rotherham United back in November.

Peter Sweeney has moved to AFC Wimbledon from League One Bury on a free transfer. The 28-year-old experienced central midfielder has previously had spells at Millwall, Stoke City and Leeds United.

Namibian international Oliver Risser has joined Aldershot Town after his contract at Swindon Town was terminated by mutual consent. Although he has not featured for the Wiltshire side the 32-year-old has played 13 games on loan at Stevenage.

Watford’s 20-year-old defender Adam Thompson, a Northern Ireland international, has signed a one-month loan deal at Barnet.

Bradford City have signed experienced striker Andy Gray from Leeds United on an 18-month deal. The 35-year-old has scored once in 10 games for the Whites this season.

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward signed former Tranmere Rovers central defender Mark McChrystal on a deal until the end of the season. He made his debut for the Pirates against the Gills last Saturday.

Liam Cooper has joined Chesterfield on a permanent deal having been on loan from Hull City since November. The defender has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Spireites.

Defender Myles Anderson, recently released by Championship Blackburn Rovers has signed for Exeter City.

Graham Alexander, new boss at Fleetwood Town has been busy with his first signings for the club - three players having arrived so far. Winger Gareth Evans has moved following his release from Rotherham United where he had scored nine goals in 49 appearances and midfielder Mozesh Gyorio, previously at FC Tampa Bay, has signed until the end of the season. The third player is David Lucas who has become Town’s goalkeeping coach having moved from Birmingham City. The 35-year-old will also provide cover for Scott Davies and Chris Maxwell.

Clarke Carlisle has signed an 18-month deal at Northampton Town having been released by York City. The 33-year-old defender has been on loan at Sixfields twice previously.

Oxford United boss Chris Wilder has made some changes at Kassam Stadium. Justin Richards and Lewis Montrose have both arrived on loan from Burton Albion and Gillingham respectively. Striker Richards is there for a month while Montrose has joined for the remainder of the campaign. Also getting a deal until the summer is Josh Parker who has been on non-contract terms since December.

Our opponents on Saturday Port Vale have signed three experienced players in Chris Birchall, Darren Purse and Lee Hughes. All three, midfielder Birchall, a Trinidad & Tobago international who has been playing for MLS side Colombus Crew, 35-year-old defender Purse, who left Plymouth where he had been captain by mutual consent and the prolific Hughes have penned short-term deals until the end of the season.

Peterborough United midfielder Lee Frecklington has made his move to Rotherham United a permanent one following a successful loan spell. The 27-year-old who joins for an undisclosed fee has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal. Steve Evans has also brought in Danny Kearns and Adam Morgan on loan. Posh winger Kearns has arrived until the summer with a view to a permanent move while young Liverpool striker Adam Morgan, who has made three Europa League appearances for the Reds this season, is on a one-month loan.

Midfielder Marc Laird has signed a permanent deal at Southend United having been on loan from Leyton Orient since October. The 26-year-old who has scored twice in 15 games at Roots Hall has joined the Shrimpers on an 18-month contract.

Versatile QPR youngster Michael Harriman has moved to Wycombe Wanderers on a one-month loan deal. The 20-year-old can play either at right-back or in central midfield.


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