Tuesday, April 29, 2008

News Round Up

Shrewsbury are to release five players to start their summer clearout. Youngsters Luke Jones, Jimmy Ryan, and Martin Riley - all hailed as the future of the club by loan hating ex-boss Gary Peters - join Colin Murdock and Michael Barnes out of the door. A number of players under contract are expected to also be offloaded in the summer.

Bradford are to release thirteen players after a dismal season. Only five out of contract players are being offered new terms. Rotherham's Administrator has accepted an offer for the club from local businessman Tony Stewart. The club may not be playing at Millmoor next season following threats from ground owner Ken Booth, and have played up the potential of Saturday's game being the last at the ground.

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn is the club's preferred bidder after again being the only one to put his hand into his pocket to bail the club out. He handed over £80,000 more to fund the months wages after two bidders failed to deposit funds with the Administrator. Port Vale have released seven following their relegation, signing Anthony Griffith from Doncaster and Rob Taylor from Nuneaton.

Cambridge United have sold the naming rights for the Abbey Stadium in a five year deal. The Trade Recruitment Stadium will be the new name of the ground, with the sponsorship deal helping to pay the excessive rent the club find themselves paying. The club sold all their 1,600 allocation for their play-off match at Burton in just over four hours today.