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29 June 2013

Club News


29 June 2013

Richard Day keeps us up to date with developments elsewhere in the division


Forward Kirk Millar has penned a new 12-month contract at Boundary Park. The 20-year-old Northern Ireland U-21 international made 14 appearances last season.

The Latics have agreed to play top Romanian outfit Dinamo Bucharest in their opening pre-season friendly. The game will be at Leigh Sports Village on July 5. OLDHAM ATHLETIC

Magpies boss Chris Kiwomya has announced that defender Dean Leacock will be the County skipper this season having initially taken over the armband towards the end of last season.

The first summer signing at Meadow Lane is midfielder Malcolm Melvin. The highly-rated 18-year-old, a Scottish youth international, will join on a six-month contract once his scholarship at Aston Villa expires next month. NOTTS COUNTY

season with the club and has made 484 appearances since originally joining Wimbledon in August 2002. th. The 27-year-old left-back will be entering his 10mk:stadium Dons longest serving player and skipper Dean Lewington has signed a new two-year deal at the

where the 51-year-old will work alongside boss Karl Robinson. However former Arsenal and England international Ian Wright has left the club where he had been first team coach. mk:stadium Former Wycombe Wanderers boss Gary Waddock has become head of coaching at the MK DONS

Despite plenty of interest from elsewhere in League One, striker Shaun Batt has agreed a two-year deal with the O’s. The 26-year-old, who turned down a new deal at Millwall in search of regular first-team action, had a loan spell at Brisbane Road last season. LEYTON ORIENT

Manchester United’s former reserve captain Luke Giverin has joined Crewe on trial following his release from Old Trafford.

Frenchman Thierry Audel has moved to Gresty Road for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year-old right-back joins on a two-year deal with the option of a third. CREWE ALEXANDRA

Those that are on their way are David Bell, Jordan Clarke, Chris Dunn, William Edgenguele, Stephen Jennings, Kevin Malaga, Cody McDonald and Gary McSheffrey.

Sky Blues boss Stephen Pressley has told eight players that they do not figure in his plans for this season. COVENTRY CITY

Attacking midfielder Josh Gillies has agreed a two-year deal with the Cumbrians. The 22-year-old, who has spent his career so far in non-league football, leaves Conference Premier Gateshead.

Striker Lee Miller has agreed a new one-year deal with an optional further 12 months to remain at Brunton Park. CARLISLE UNITED

The anticipated move of Derby County goalkeeper Frank Fielding to Ashton Gate has now been confirmed. The 25-year-old, who moves for an undisclosed fee, has signed a three-year deal.

Republic of Ireland U-21 international Derrick Williams has moved to Ashton Gate from Aston Villa on a three-year deal having turned down a new deal at Villa Park. He came through the youth set-up with the Midlanders and made one substitute appearance for the first-team. BRISTOL CITY

Brentford are also being linked with a move for out-of-contract Walsall striker Will Grigg who netted 19 times last season.

The transfer of Swindon Town captain Alan McCormack to Griffin Park has now been confirmed. The midfielder has penned a two-year deal.

Young Chelsea midfielder George Saville has joined the Bees on loan until January 5. Although he has yet to feature in the first-team at Stamford Bridge, George made his league debut while on loan at Millwall last season.

Chris Robertson and Gavin Tomlin will be amongst the new faces at Vale Park next season. 26-year-old defender Robertson arrives following his release by Preston while ex-Gill Tomlin will move from Southend, where he was to scorer last season, on July 1.

Talks are said to have taken place with centre-forward Kevin Davies over a move to Deepdale although a number of other clubs are interested. The 36-year-old is a free agent after his 10-year association with Bolton Wanderers ended this week. PRESTON NORTH END

The club are looking to move on three more fringe players afterChris Robertson’s departure this week,

19-year-old defender Barthram was released by Spurs at the end of last season without having made a senior appearance. The versatile Smith, 21, arrives from Fulham where he had made one substitute appearance for the first-team although he had loan spells at both Leyton Orient and Stevenage last season.

Two new players arriving at the Wiltshire club this week are Jack Barthram and Alex Smith who have both signed one-year deals with the option of a further 12 months.

Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has signed a 12-month contract extension which will keep him at the County Ground until the summer of 2015. SWINDON TOWN

Graham Westley and his squad have this week jetted off for a training camp at La Manga in the south of Spain. STEVENAGE

Defender Jermaine Grandison, currently sidelined following hip surgery, has rejected a contract offer by the Shrews.


It is rumoured that the club are contemplating a move for Kilmarnock’s out of contract striker Kris Boyd. He was previously a team-mate of Weirat Rangers.

Former Gillingham loanee Brandy arrives from Walsall where he turned down a new deal, McGinn was released by Watford while Johns and McGinty were on the books of Everton and Manchester United respectively.

New boss David Weir has brought in four new faces this week, Febian Brandy, Jasper Johns, Stephen McGinn and Sean McGinty. SHEFFIELD UNITED

Meanwhile experienced defender Ian Sharps has been released by mutual consent.

As expected, and reported last week, full-back Rob Milsom is the latest new arrival at the New York Stadium. The 26-year-old, who has agreed a six month contract, was one of 11 players released by Aberdeen at the end of last season. ROTHERHAM UNITED

Interest has been shown in central defender Robertson, a £60,000 signing from Torquay United back in January.

in an attempt to create space on their wage bill. Chris Beardsley, Iain Hume, who spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers and Andy Procter Striker Ryan Lowe moved to Prenton Park on a two-year deal after MK Dons agreed to cancel his contract which still had 12 months to run.

TRANMERE ROVERS The games will be against

They depart on July 3 and will be the guests of Central FC, a TT Pro League outfit who were founded by former Gillingham defender Brent Sancho in July 2012 and are managed by one time England international Terry Fenwick.

The Saddlers preparations for the forthcoming League One campaign are going to include a three-game week-long trip to Trinidad & Tobago.

While striker Febian Brandy has already departed and fellow out-of-contract forward Will Griggs looks likely to follow him out of the club, right-back Ben Purkiss has agreed a new one-year deal at the Banks’s Stadium.

a Trinidad & Tobago XI, a League Select XI as well as hosts, Central FC.

One player who has already departed is winger Adam Hammill who has this week joined Huddersfield Town on a three-year contract – the fee being undisclosed.

Four players have been put on the transfer list as he looks to shape his own squad. Captain Karl Henry, Roger Johnson, Jamie O’Hara and Stephen Ward have all been deemed surplus to requirements.

It has also been reported that experienced striker Kevin Phillips, currently back in the Premier League with Crystal Palace, has been offered a player-coach role at Molineux.

New head coach Kenny Jackett could make either Bolton Wanderers defender Sam Ricketts or Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy his first signing. It is rumoured that the latter’s fee could be around the £2.5m mark.


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