Notts County have sacked manager Craig Short after Saturday's loss at Colchester. The Magpies are just four points short of the League One play-offs but have lost three of their last four games. Rotherham have signed Arsenal midfielder Mark Randall on a three month loan. The 21 year old has had previous loans at Burnley and MK Dons.
Sheff Weds say their takeover is still on course despite a promised £2million advance not being paid and questions being raised over the integrity of people involved in the bid. They needed the money to meet running costs but the payment, revealed to be from a Dubai based company that rents out oilfield equipment, has not surfaced. The club are also talking to other bidders.
Bury management pair Alan Knill and Chris Brass have extended their contracts until the end of the 2011/12 season after guiding the Shakers into the automatic promotion spots. Their first action this week will be to find a new keeper after Cameron Belford suffered a cheekbone injury at the weekend. They have to wait for the swelling to go down before they find out if it is fractured.
Seven people were arrested after incidents during and after Shrewsbury's match at Chesterfield. One of those arrested was 66. The Shrews are to host an Elton John concert on their pitch. Former Bull Danny Blanchett suffered a concussion and needed stitches to a head wound after being stretchered off during Crewe's win over Aldershot at the weekend.
No Bulls in the Team of the Week. Morecambe and Chesterfield have two players in the XI each. Northampton have ended the loan of QPR winger Josh Parker early after he asked to leave when told he was not starting for the Cobblers at the weekend. Southend have opted not to extend the loan of young Cardiff forward Nathaniel Jarvis.
Bradford have lost the services of Man Utd loan duo Reece Brown and Oliver Gill as the defenders are required back at Old Trafford for reserve team duties.