Stockport's Supporters' Trust has withdrawn from negotiations to buy the club. They had assembled a consortium with £1million in guaranteed funds, but baulked at the demand for a £200,000 non-returnable deposit to continue talks with a large number of unanswered questions about the club's financial predicament. Shrewsbury winger Chris Humphrey is attracting interest from Premier and Championship clubs, according to his agent.
Ex-Bull Neil Mackenzie has signed for Tamworth following his release from Mansfield. The midfielder has been somewhat nomadic in the last two seasons, having brief stints with the Stags, Notts County, Kidderminster, and Port Vale. Failed bidders to develop the Edgar Street Grid, Modus, have gone into Administration. Commercial property values have slumped by over 25% in the past year, and experts expect other companies to follow.
Southend are reported to have lodged a six-figure bid for former loanee Theo Robinson after he scored seven times in 21 games for the club. Watford have previously denied receiving a bid from Swindon for his services. Lincoln are set to lose the services of defender Lee Beevers after he rejected a new deal, with both Colchester and Motherwell interested.
Darlington have signed defender Ben Starosta from Sheff Utd. The 22 year old never played for the Blades but had a series of loans over the last two years at the likes of Bradford and Aldershot.