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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

News Round-Up

Bradford have added Nottm Forest youngster Nialle Rodney to their list of trialists. The 20 year old striker had a three game loan spell at Burton last term. Gillingham have lost the services of midfielder Andy Barcham after he opted for a move to Scunthorpe on a two year deal. The 24 year old spent three years with the Gills.

Port Vale have lost the services of defender Ritchie Sutton after he opted to join Mansfield with the ongoing uncertainty at Vale Park blamed for his move. The 25 year old has spent most of his career in non-league. Dagenham have signed winger Medy Elito on a two year deal after his release by Colchester. The 20 year old had a ten game loan with the Daggers last season, as well as a stint at Cheltenham.

Barnet have changed Paul Fairclough's job title to Director of International Development. He will now be responsible for forging links with foreign sides with a view to swapping youth players. Swindon have signed Italian defender Alberto Comazzi on a two year deal. The 32 year old has spent most of his career in the Italian lower leagues.

Rotherham will get no fee for midfielder Nicky Law after he agreed a move to Motherwell. Cheltenham are to wear a ruby-coloured kit to celebrate their 125th anniversary. They are also negotiating a move of their training facilities to Hartpury College after Forest Green quit the site citing a lack of 'quality grass pitches'. Notts County boss Martin Allen has signed his own son, Charlie, from Dagenham. The 19 year old is yet to make a first team appearance for the Daggers.

Northampton have named David Lee as assistant to manager Gary Johnson. The 41 year old former Chelsea and England u21 player spent last season as Bristol City's chief scout. AFC Wimbledon are reported to have agreed a £50,000 deal to sell midfielder Steven Gregory to Bournemouth. Accrington have offered former Premier League striker Francis Jeffers the chance to train with the club. He is a friend of assistant boss Jimmy Bell but is likely to be out of their price range.

At the rate they're going Crawley will be playing six up front after confirming the signing of Macclesfield striker Tyrone Barnett for an undisclosed fee. He joins John Akinde and Wesley Thomas as newcomers to the Red Devil's front line, with Matt Tubbs and their existing forwards still at the club. Former Bulls keeper George Wood has left his coaching role at Swindon, with Paulo Di Canio looking to bring in his own man.

Luton have confirmed interest in Grimsby's former Bulls striker Alan Connell. The 28 year old scored 25 goals for the Mariners in his first season there. Northampton have confirmed the signing of Stockport midfielder Paul Turnbull on a two year deal. The 22 year old made his debut as a 16 year old for the Hatters and has become a regular over the past three years.

Dagenham have confirmed the sale of winger Danny Green to Charlton for a fee believed to be £300,000. Bristol Rovers have signed released Gillingham keeper Lance Cronin Macclesfield have signed striker Ben Tomlinson from Worksop Town for an undisclosed five-figure fee. The 21 year old scored 29 times for the Evo-Stik Premier side last term after starting as a trainee with Rotherham.