Accrington have lost a second star player in a month, with Swansea signing midfielder Ian Craney on loan after lodging a sufficient bid to trigger a release clause in his contract. Accrington have lost all five league matches since winger Gary Roberts left for Ipswich. Manager John Coleman has also allowed winger Sean Doherty and keeper Francois Dubourdeau to join former coach Paul Cook at Southport.
Boston have completed a player swap with Darlington ahead of the weekend clash with the Bulls. Defender Mark Albrighton has moved to Darlington on loan with midfielder David Rowson coming to Boston, who was a Steve Evans target in the summer after leaving Northampton. Darlington have also signed Doncaster defender Anthony Griffith on loan.
Barnet have signed Welsh u-21 striker Adam Birchall on loan from Mansfield. The ex-Arsenal trainee has scored three times for the Stags in more than 40 appearances. MK Dons have signed veteran defender Paul Butler from Leeds on loan. The 34 year old has played over 600 games and has commanded two £1million fees in his career.
Bury have added Blackpool striker Matthew Blinkhorn and Hartlepool midfielder Stephen Turnbull to their squad ahead of the loan deadline.