A round up of news from League One this weekBRADFORD CITY
July 20 - Bohemians 1-4 Bradford C
The Bantams came from behind to beat their Airtricity Premier Division hosts at Dalymount Park thanks to goals from Garry Thompson, Michael Nelson, Louie Swain and Nahki Wells.
July 23 - Grimsby Town 0-2 Bradford C
The Bantams won at Blundell Park due to second-half goals from James Hanson and Mark Yeates to keep their 100% pre-season record
Young Everton striker Conor McAleny has joined Uwe Rosler’s squad on a six-month loan deal where he will be joining former Goodison Park academy graduates Jake Bidwell and Adam Forshaw. The 20-year-old has made two substitute appearances for the first-team during his time with the Toffees.
July 20 - Brentford 1-2 Celtic
A crowd of 8,253, including an estimated 6,000 Scots, were at Griffin Park to see the impressive West Londoners go ahead through Adam Forshaw before the Bhoys hit back
July 23 - Boreham Wood 1-3 Brentford
A Stuart Dallas double plus one from Clayton Donaldson saw the Bees win at Meadow Park
Former Aston Villa and Cardiff City keeper Elliot Parish has signed a two-year deal with the Robins following a successful trial.
Our Capital One Cup opponents (August 6) have suffered a major pre-season blow with midfielder Liam Kelly being ruled out until the New Year after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury in training.
Striker Steven Davies has this week left Ashton Gate, moving for an undisclosed fee to Championship Blackpool on a two-year deal.
July 20 - Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Bristol C
Liam Kelly struck what proved to be the winner just 10 minutes in at the New Lawn
July 24 - Bristol City 1-0 Reading
Want away winger Albert Adomah grabbed the only goal of the game with eight minutes remaining at Ashton Gate
Striker Lewis Guy has signed a one-year deal, with the option of another, with the Cumbrians following a successful trial. The 27-year-old has previously played for Newcastle United, Doncaster Rovers, MK Dons and St Mirren amongst others.
July 19 –Annan Athletic 2-1 Carlisle U XI
A young Cumbrians outfit never really recovered from going two behind in the opening ten minutes although Mike Edwards did reduce the deficit
July 20 - Carlisle U 1-4 Burnley
Lewis Guy hit a 58th minute consolation for the home side after the Championship side had opened a four-goal lead.
July 23 - Carlisle U 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
Lee Miller’s 13th minute strike divided the teams at a wet Brunton Park
Chelsea goalkeeper Sam Walker has re-joined the U’s on a loan deal that keeps him at the Weston Homes Community Stadium until mid-January. He made 19 appearances for the club, playing a major role in keeping them in League One, after arriving on loan in January 2013.
Former Southampton defender Ryan Dickson has been on trial at the club featuring in the Spurs, Braintree and Ipswich friendles.
July 19 - Colchester U 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
The U’s held a strong Tottenham side to a goalless draw in front of a near capacity crowd
July 20 - Braintree Town 1-4 Colchester U
Andy Bond, Marcus Bean, Ryan Melaugh and an own goal saw Joe Dunne’s side win at Cressing Road
July 23 - Colchester U 0-3 Ipswich Town
East Anglian neighbours Town won this thanks to goals from Luke Chambers, David McGoldrick and a Daryl Murphy spot-kick
July 24 - Histon 0-1 Colchester U
Ex-Gill David Wright notched the only goal of the game just after the break for the U’s in Cambridgeshire
Following their much-publicised problems at the Ricoh Arena and a temporary move to Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium the club have this week moved a step closer to a new home.
The Sky Blues have agreed terms on a potential new stadium site within six miles of the city centre and also entered into exclusive talks on a second site.
July 20 - Heracles Almelo 1-1 Coventry C
Carl Baker’s scored an early free-kick but the top-flight Dutch side hit back to level matters at the 'De Grote Moat' sport complex.
July 23 - Cheltenham Town 0-2 Coventry C
Goals in each half from Leon Clarke and Cyrus Christie saw Steven Pressley’s team to victory at the League Two outfit
July 24 - Fleetwood Town 2-0 Coventry C
Two late goals saw the Sky Blues slip to defeat at Highbury
July 20 – Burgess Hill Town 0-5 Crawley T
Two goals apiece from Jamie Proctor and Billy Clarke plus an own goal saw the Reds to a comfortable victory at Leylands Park
July 24 - Crawley T 0-2 Brighton & HA
Former Gills skipper Andrew Crofts was on target with a penalty as the Seagulls won this Sussex derby
July 20 - Chester FC 1-1 Crewe A
Harry Davis fired the Railwaymen ahead from the spot after a quarter of an hour but the Conference side later replied to share the spoils
July 22 – Stafford Rangers 1-2 Crewe A
A double from England Youth international Max Claydon proved enough for victory at the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit
July 20 - Southend U 3-3 L. Orient
This behind-closed-doors game at United’s Boots n’ Laces training ground saw Tommy Forecast turning out for the O’s who scored through David Mooney and Kevin Lisbie (2)
July 24 – L. Orient 2-1 New York Cosmos
Strike duo David Mooney and Kevin Lisbie put the O’s two-nil up before the visitors pulled one back
Watford defender Lee Hodson agreed a one-year deal, with the option of a further year, at the weekend. The 21-year-old has already made 91 appearances for the Hornets plus another 18 while on loan at Brentford.
July 21 - Plymouth Argyle 1-1 MK Dons
Daniel Powell struck an 86th minute equaliser for Karl Robinson’s team at Home Park
July 24 - MK Dons 4-3 Rayo Vallecano
The La Liga outfit, who finished eighth last season, were edged out at the stadiummk as Dean Lewington, Luke Chadwick, Jason Banton and Darren Potter all found the net
Much travelled midfielder Mark Fotheringham, a former Scotland U21 international, has agreed terms with County following a successful trial with the Magpies. The 29-year-old, who has played for the likes of Celtic, FC Freiburg, FC Aarau and Norwich City, was most recently at Ross County.
Highly-rated goalkeeper Fabian Spiess has agreed a new long-term deal at Meadow Lane. The 19-year-old made seven first-team appearances during 2012-13.
Having had his contract at Coventry mutually terminated, midfielder David Bell has put pen to paper on a deal with the Magpies.
July 23 - Notts County 2-2 Rayo Vallecano
Alan Sheehan put the Magpies ahead and Yoann Arquin went on to grab a late equaliser after the Spanish La Liga outfit had gone in front through a Adrian Gonzalez double.
July 20 - Oldham A 4-1 Macclesfield Town
Two goals from Cristian Montano, an Adam Rooney penalty and own goal saw the Latics fight back from going behind to the Conference Premier side
July 23 – Accrington Stanley 1-1 Oldham A
Jose Baxter was the Latics scorer in a competitive encounter – the following day a younger Latics side were beaten 5-0 in a behind-closed-doors game at Burnley
Posh have completed the signing of 6’ 4” goalkeeper Charlie Horton on a three-year contract. The 18-year-old, previously on trial with Chelsea and Manchester United, came through the IMG Soccer Academy and is a United States Soccer Development Academy graduate.
Former Celtic winger Paddy McCourt impressed as a trialist in the weekend win at Northampton but this week he turned down the offer of a contract at London Road
July 20 - Northampton Town 0-1 Peterborough U
Tyrone Barnett scored the only goal of the game as Posh secured a 1-0 victory over their local rivals
July 24 - Peterborough U 1-1 Watford
Quick goals either side of the hour mark saw Posh, for whom Danny Swanson was the scorer, gain a draw with the Championship side at London Road
Former Stoke City defender Carl Dickinson has become the latest arrival at Vale Park. The 26-year-old, who cost Watford £250,000 two years ago, was released by the Hornets in the summer.
July 19 - Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 Port Vale
An own goal from ex-Gill Josh Gowling put Vale ahead at Aggborough but the Harriers hit back to level matters
July 23 - Port Vale 0-1 Leicester City
The Foxes came away from Vale Park victorious thanks to Martin Waghorn’s 14th minute goal
PRESTON NORTH END
Lilywhites striker Joe Garner who was sent-off in the game at Fleetwood (see below) was allowed by the FA to serve his one-match ban in the midweek pre-season friendly with Blackburn.
July 20 - Fleetwood Town 4-0 Preston NE
With Nathan Pond’s testimonial goalless at the time, striker Garner was sent-off around the half-hour mark and Town took advantage of the man advantage to see off Simon Grayson’s side.
July 23 - Preston NE 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Kevin Davies netted his goal account for the home side with the opener before Rovers equalised
The Millers are hopeful that striker Daniel Nardiello will be fit for next weekend’s season opener against Crewe. The 30-year-old limped off with a hamstring injury in the friendly against Huddersfield (see below) but subsequent scans have shown the problem is not as bad as first feared.
July 20 - Rotherham U 0-1 Huddersfield Town
The Terriers won at the New York Stadium thanks to a late Martin Paterson effort.
July 23 - Rotherham U 2-3 Middlesbrough
Steve Evans side were edged out in a home five-goal thriller – Michael O’Connor (penalty) and Alex Revell netting for the home side. The following night a young Millers squad lost 3-0 at Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Young Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady has moved to Bramall Lane on a youth loan until January. The 20-year-old, who has two Reds first-team substitute appearances to his name, captained England in the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.
July 20 - Mansfield T 0-1 Sheffield U
Former Gills loanee Febian Brandy scored the game’s only goal with just three minutes gone
July 22 – Alfreton Town 0-1 Sheffield U
New signing Lyle Taylor was the marksman as the Blades beat the Conference Premier side
Young striker John Marsden has impressed enough as a trialist in three pre-season outings to earn an undisclosed contract with the Shrews.
Former Welsh international Danny Coyne has been appointed the new goalkeeping coach at the Greenhous Meadow replacing Gavin Ward who recently moved to Nottingham Forest.
The Shrews have arranged a game against Manchester City’s Elite Development squad, coached by Patrick Vieira, at the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday afternoon.
July 20 - Shrewsbury T 3-3 Bolton Wanderers
Marsden was one of the goalscorers as Town came from 3-1 down at the break to gain a draw with Championship Wanderers, the other scorers were Paul Parry and Akwasi Asante.
July 23 - Shrewsbury T 4-2 Birmingham City
The Shrews went two ahead after 11 minutes through Jon Taylor and Tom Bradshaw but it took late goals from Paul Parry and Darren Jones to secure the Shrews victory after City had fought back to level matters
The club have announced that they are open to offers for Canadian international striker Marcus Haber. The 24-year-old grabbed seven goals in 46 games for Boro last season. Also expected to depart the Lamex this summer is Lucas Akins after the winger attracted interest from a number of clubs.
July 20 - Stevenage 0-2 Watford
The Hornets won this Hertfordshire ‘derby’ thanks to a brace of second-half goals at the Lamex Stadium - Carlos Acuna and Troy Deeney netting for the Championship side. On the same day a young Boro lost 4-1 at St Albans City.
July 23 - Stevenage 0-3 Leeds United
A hat-trick in nine second-half minutes from United striker Luke Varney decided this encounter
According to Sky Bet, Spurs coach Les Ferdinand heads the list of candidates, a 5/4 favourite, for the manager’s post at the County Ground left vacant by Kevin Mac Donald’s departure.
Spurs starlet Ryan Mason has become the next player to make the journey from White Hart Lane to Wiltshire. Not happy with six players in the squad that already have a Tottenham connection, whether they are permanent or loan signings, the 22-year-old former England U20 international midfielder has signed on a season-long loan.
The Robins, who have been in Portugal for a pre-season training camp this week, are reported to have accepted a £200,000 bid from Scottish Premier League Hibernian for striker James Collins.
July 20 – Accrington Stanley 1-1 Tranmere R
Chris Atkinson was the Rovers scorer at the Store First Stadium
July 23 - Tranmere R 1-2 Burnley
Substitute James Rowe notched a late consolation for Ronnie Moore’s side after the Clarets had found the net in each half
July 20 - Walsall 1-0 Leeds United
A crowd of 3,900, including over 1,700 visitors, saw Craig Westcarr’s 11th minute shot divide the team’s at the Banks’s Stadium.
July 23 - Walsall 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Sam Mantom put the Saddlers ahead but Forest hit back to claim the victory
Former captain Karl Henry has this week left Molineux after a seven-year association by agreeing a two-year deal with QPR. The fee for the 30-year-old is reported to be around the £1m mark but based on appearances.
July 20 - Barnsley 2-2 Wolverhampton W
Zeli Ismail and Danny Batth twice put Kenny Jackett’s men in front at Oakwell but twice the Championship outfit levelled.
July 23 - Chesterfield 1-2 Wolverhampton W
Leigh Griffiths slotted home the 65th minute winner as Wolves edged this tight match. Dave Edwards had fired the visitors ahead but the Spireites were deservedly level by the break