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Thursday, January 31, 2008

News Round Up

Stockport have accepted an undisclosed bid for Anthony Elding from Leeds United. Grimsby have rejected overtures from Dundee for winger Nick Hegarty. Bradford are set to complete a permanent free transfer deal for on-loan midfielder Lee Bullock from Hartlepool, and have loaned defender Simon Ainge to Halifax until the end of the season.

Chester have rejected bids from Wrexham and Bury for winger Kevin Ellison, but Wrexham say the deal is not dead yet with talks continuing. Brentford have offloaded defender David Partridge to Irish side St Pats Athletic. The Bees have signed Brighton striker Nathan Elder for £25,000. The 20 year old was a prolific scorer for Billericay, but rarely got a first team chance at the Seagulls. They have also extended the deals of Osei Sankofa and Ricky Shakes until the end of the season.

Accrington have signed defender Aswad Thomas on loan for a month from Charlton, and also signed former loanee David Mannix until the end of the season. Weymouth owner Malcolm Curtis has warned that relegation will cause the club to fold. Exeter are to stay at their St James Park home after a year long consultation found it was the best option rather than a new site or groundsharing with the local rugby club.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has been named manager of the month for January. Lincoln have released right winger Ryan Semple. The 22 year old was transfer listed earlier in the month but has agreed to a financial settlement on his contract. Darlington have signed goalkeeper Przemyslaw Kazimierczak from Bolton. He previously had loan spells at Accrington and Wycombe. The move is expected to pave the way for David Stockdale to join QPR. They have also released full back Paddy Collins.

Weymouth have nicked Cambridge United assistant boss Alan Lewer to work with new boss John Hollins. The pair worked together at Crawley. Peterboro goalie Joe Lewis has been named in the England u-21 squad. Bury have signed Wolves youngster Elliott Bennett on loan for a month.

Notts County have pulled out of a deal to sign Shrews striker Andy Cooke. The striker discussed terms and underwent a medical, but the club decided to pull the plug for unknown reasons. The club have taken Norwich man Ryan Jarvis on loan instead. The Magpies have also released defender Guy Branston after his month long contract expired.

Macclesfield have signed Sheff Utd midfielder James Ashmore on loan until the end of the season. He originally signed on a months loan, but has impressed enough to extend the deal. Grimsby have let Isiah Rankin move to Stevenage on a free transfer. The striker cost Bradford £1.3million ten years ago, but has done little but slide down the divisions since.

Rochdale have signed Brentford forward Lee Thorpe on a free transfer. The former Torquay man scored just four times in his six months at Griffin Park.