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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

News Round-Up


Grimsby have announced the signing of Barrow striker Andy Cook on a two year deal. The 21 year old scored 17 times in the past season with the two clubs now negotiating a fee. Former Bulls winger Michael D'Agostino is eyeing up a return to the UK. The Canadian never played for the Bulls after signing a short term deal in early 2009, and has been playing in Germany where he is now reported to be an attacking full back.

Southend's new stadium is a step closer after the local council lifted planning restrictions over the number of car parking spaces at the Sainsburys store destined for Roots Hall. The store will have a larger footprint, and fewer car parking spaces, than originally intended. Newport have appointed a new full time General Manager and operate as a full time club for the coming season.

The Conference AGM is this coming weekend. The event is being held at Celtic Manor. Luton Technical Director Lil Fuccilo says defender Curtis Osano was wrong to leave them for AFC Wimbledon, saying that the Hatters would have made him a better player than he can be with the Wombles. Manager Paul Buckle has confirmed he has made an offer to striker Jon Shaw.

Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker has called League Two 'an accident waiting to happen'. Baker is concerned at the 'crazy amounts of money' being offered for players in the division so far. The England 'C' team lost 4-0 yesterday in their International Challenge Trophy match with a Russian u23 side that featured players that have played in the Champions League.

Forest Green have announced the departure of long serving board member Trevor Horsley. The former club chairman bailed the club out several times during the 'noughties', and spent over 20 years on the board. His departure follows that of long serving Club Secretary Colin Peake. Former Wolves trainee Adam Proudlock has turned down a new contract with Telford, but the club say they are still in negotiations.


Former Bulls midfielder Stephen O'Leary has signed for Southern League Premier side Hemel Hempstead Town after leaving Kettering this summer, with the club saying they beat off interest from Conference sides to land the 27 year old. Nuneaton boss Kevin Wilkin says he wants both a new assistant manager and a coach, but the club only has budget for one wage.


Macclesfield boss Steve King expects to announce two more new signings before the end of the week. He intends to build a 20 man squad for the coming season, and expects some of the currently contracted players to leave the club. Crewe have apologised to defender Carl Martin after he learned of his release from the club through their official website. The Railwaymen say that a glitch in the automated system released the news before it was intended.

Gateshead have signed forward James Brown on a one year deal. following his release from Hartlepool. The 25 year old played 175 times for the monkey hangers after graduating from their youth policy but has been dogged by knee injuries.