Southampton's main bidder remain committed to their attempts to buy the club despite the Football League telling them that they will not be allowed to appeal against the ten point deduction if they want to be a League club. The Pinnacle group say they will make sure this month's wages are covered but the Administrator has admitted he is now in talks with other groups. The Administrator has also blasted the FL for their 'incredible abuse of power' over denying the right of appeal.
Crewe physio Steve Walker has left the club for Burton after 14 years. It is the latest part of manager Gudjon Thordarson's moves to shake up the backroom staff. Bournemouth have confirmed property developer Eddie Mitchell as their new chairman, but he has confused fans after telling the local press he will be attending the games of his former club Dorchester.
Southend have admitted being 'blown out of the water' in their attempts to sign Theo Robinson. Huddersfield are the latest side to be linked to the striker. Stafford have received a boost in their bid to raise £50,000 after one fan pledged £25,000. Since their cash call they had received offers of £5,000 until one anonymous fan came forward.
Stockport's takeover is at a standstill. Accepted bidder Jim Melrose is still waiting for approval from ground owners Cheshire Sports before he can finalise his deal. The club have no board, manager, or even kit to play in next season with no kit deal in place. Accrington have been priced out of moves for many of their transfer targets. Former Bulls loanee Godwin Antwi is one of a number of targets that will have to cut their wage requests for Stanley to be able to afford them.
Colchester have confirmed that Shrewsbury have rejected what they term as their first offer for striker Grant Holt. The U's say that negotiations are ongoing. Lincoln have announced that striker Adrian Patuela will join Leyton Orient after rejecting a new deal at Sincil Bank.