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Friday, June 08, 2012

News Round-Up


Ex-Bull Darren Jones has confirmed he is to leave Aldershot this summer after turning down their offer of a new contract. The former Bristol City trainee is their current Player of the Year and rumours are linking him with a move to Shrewsbury. Grimsby say they have made a 'fair and accurate' offer to Barrow for striker Andy Cook, but Barrow boss Dave Bayliss has called the offer 'derisory'.

Kettering have reported £1.2million of debt in their CVA proposal. The largest creditors are major shareholders Imraan Ladak and Ray Khan, plus acting chairman George Rolls. Also on the list are Blackpool, Crystal Palace, and the Child Support Agency. A board member of Newport's Supporters Trust has resigned over a 'lack of communication' after details of hefty price rises for the coming season were revealed. Tickets for their first season at Rodney Parade will be £25 more than at Edgar Street.

Tamworth have made midfielder Paul Green 'the best deal anyone has been offered in the history of the club' to keep him with the Lambs, but boss Marcus Law admits that offer is only mid-level wages for other Conference sides. Stockport have signed striker Tom Collins on a two year deal after he left Hayes and Yeading earlier in the summer. The 20 year old scored eight times in 35 games last term.

Mansfield have signed Kidderminster defender Luke Jones on a free transfer. The 25 year old was out of contract at Aggborough and turned down a new deal to return to Field Mill, where he spent a season in 08/09. Portsmouth have offered their creditors just 2p/£ of their debt in their CVA offer. The only offer on the table is from former owner Balram Chanrai with the Supporters Trust still to secure sufficient backing. Chanrai's offer means that unsecured creditors holding £40million of debt would get an initial £500,000 between them.

Wycombe are to shut their Centre of Excellence as they say the club is 'no longer able to sustain youth development at any age level'. A statement cites the new EPPP rules voted in last year that limit income from selling youth players in preference of higher handouts from the Premier League.