Bury's removal from this season's FA Cup has been confirmed after the FA rejected the clubs appeal into their expulsion from the competition following the fielding of an ineligible player. Chester City will benefit from a lucrative home tie with Championship side Ipswich Town. Bury have also offered manager Chris Casper, who offered to resign over the matter, a two and a half year extension to his current deal.
Cambridge are set to have a January clear out after a string of negative results. Manager Jimmy Quinn recently blasted his players for being unable to follow simple instructions, and Chairman Lee Power told the BBC: "Some of our squad are set to be going as they aren't doing what is asked."
Swindon midfielder Gareth Whalley has rejected a contract pay-off from the club. The 33 year old has 18 months left on his deal but is deemed surplus to requirements.
Boston manager Steve Evans has told the press that local rivals Lincoln are paying a trio of strikers £2,000 a week each. Evans, who lost their recent derby match, said Jamie Forrester, Martin Gritton, and Mark Stallard were all on or above that figure, and more than double his own front-line. Evans has previously claimed the smallest budget in the League, with the club struggling to find the funds to cover the wage bill.