Information regarding developments elsewhere in League One

Sheffield United have appointed former Everton and Rangers defender David Weir as their new first team manager on a three-year contract.

The 43-year-old, who made 69 Scotland appearances, steps in to his first managerial role after calling time on his playing career at the start of last year. 

David Weir appointed Manager at Sheffield United

He worked as a Reserve Coach at Goodison Park last season under David Moyes, but after failing to land the vacant post at Everton he has decided to take the reins at Bramall Lane.


He replaces caretaker boss Chris Morgan who was unable to achieve promotion to the Championship via the play-offs after a semi-final defeat at the hands of Yeovil, although he will remain at the club as part of the coaching staff.



It has transpired that Arena Coventry Ltd, who manage the Ricoh Arena, have told Coventry City they can play at the venue for free next season.

The club had previously said they would not play at their home stadium for the 2013/14 campaign after a dispute over unpaid rent.

The club has yet to comment but it seems a distinct possibility now that the Sky Blues will now stay at the venue rather than explore a ground share situation.

The Ricoh Arena could still host League One Football


MK Dons:


The club have confirmed that Mick Harford will not be staying in his role as Assistant Manager for the new season.

The former Luton boss departs stadium:mk after "discussions with the Chairman," just a year after replacing John Gorman.

Mick Harford no longer the Assistant Manager at MK Dons

Former Wycombe boss Gary Waddock is reportedly in the frame to take the vacant role, although no replacement has yet been officially appointed.



As for player signings Stevenage have captured the signature of midfielder Jimmy Smith from Leyton Orient.

The 25-year old, who was once on the books at Chelsea, played 44 times for the club last season having also had spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich and Queens Park Rangers.

Darius Charles will join him on the playing staff for the new campaign after extending his stay at the Lamex by another year.



Steve Davis has made his first addition of the summer with the signing of young striker Vadaine Oliver from Lincoln City for an undisclosed fee. 

The 21-year-old has signed a two year contract at Gresty Road having scored 12 goals in all competitions last season.



Dean Holden has signed a new one year Player/Coach contract with the club.

Holden, who has made 29 appearances for the Saddlers since joining in July 2012, becomes part of Dean Smith’s backroom team as well as provide an experienced option on the field. 

Adam and James Chambers have also put pen to paper on new deals.

Defender James has signed for one more year, while brother Adam, a midfielder, has committed himself for another two seasons which will keep him at the club until June 2015.