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1 March 2013

News from elsewhere around League Two

John Still this week ended his run as the Football League's longest serving manager when leaving Dagenham & Redbridge after more than eight years to replace Paul Buckle at Blue Square Premier Luton Town.

The 62-year-old was in the stand at Braintree Town on Tuesday night to watch as his new charges suffered a 2-0 reverse after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Still, who embarked on his second spell as manager of the Daggers in 2004, led them to promotion to the Football League in 2007 and won the League Two play-offs three years ago.

He had also been in charge when Maidstone United won a place in the Football League back in 1989.

Meanwhile back at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium assistant manager Wayne Burnett has been placed in interim charge until the end of the season.

Ahead of last weekend’s fixtures, Alan Knill was named the interim manager at Torquay until the end of the season while permanent boss Martin Ling is on sick leave.

The 48-year-old has been out a job since his departure from League One Scunthorpe United back in October.

Accrington Stanley have completed the signing of DR Congo international Amine Linganzi on a free transfer. The 23-year-old was released by Lancashire neighbours Blackburn Rovers in January, having made just a handful of appearances

Midfielder Linganzi, who had a spell on loan at Preston in 2011, has signed for the rest of the season and made his debut against Cheltenham last Saturday when replacing James Beattie in the 74th minute.

Cardiff City youngster Jesse Darko has signed an initial one-month loan deal at AFC Wimbledon. Dons boss Neal Ardley knows the 19-year-old from his time at the Bluebirds' academy, but the Austrian-born striker has not made a senior appearance for Cardiff.

Also arriving at Kingsmeadow on loan is teenage Brighton & HA forward Brennan Dickenson.

Cheltenham Town have extended the loan deal of 20-year-old Michael Hector by a further month. The Reading defender first joined the Robins in January and he has now extended his stay until at least March having made seven appearances so far.

Ahead of the Gills visit to the Proact Stadium last weekend Chesterfield signed Barnsley midfielder Jordan Clark and Manchester City winger Alex Henshall on one-month loan deals.

Both players made their debuts as second-half substitutes as Gillingham registered their record-breaking win on Saturday.

19-year-old Clark has made six appearances for the Tykes while Henshall, who is also 19, is yet to make his City debut but has represented England at Under-17 level.

Former Sunderland and Oldham striker Oumare Tounkara has joined Bristol Rovers until the end of the season following a successful trial. The 22-year-old Frenchman was released by the Black Cats in May and returned to France for a brief spell at Red Star.

Dagenham & Redbridge central defender Scott Doe has agreed a new deal to stay at the club until 2015. The 24-year-old has made over 150 appearances for the club since joining in 2009.

Fleetwood Town have signed young Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Edwards on loan for a month and the central defender made his debut at Aldershot last Saturday.

The 19-year-old has yet to appear for the first team at Ewood Park, but featured 29 times during a loan spell at Rochdale earlier this season.

Yeovil Town striker Reuben Reid has extended his loan spell at Plymouth Argyle by another month and the Pilgrims are hopeful that Jason Banton, who plays his last game of his current loan spell from Crystal Palace this weekend, will follow suit.

Ian Henderson has joined League Two side Rochdale after being released by Colchester United in January. The 28-year-old versatile front man had spent three years with the Essex club having scored 26 goals in 130 appearances.

Henderson began his career at Norwich City and went on to have spells at Rotherham (loan), Northampton, Luton and Turkish club Ankaragucu.

Also moving to Spotland is Tranmere Rovers winger Joe Thompson on a loan deal until the end of the season.

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