Southport manager Liam Watson has confirmed that defender Andy Owens has turned down a new contract with the Sandgrounders. The 22 year old wants to turn full time with both Cambridge and Gateshead chasing his signature, though Southport want a fee for the former Liverpool trainee. The Conference hope to ratify the delayed "Budget Monitoring Scheme" early next year once the details over Directors loans have been confirmed.
Ebbsfleet midfielder Michael West is in talks with three Football League sides. The out of contract 21 year old will earn the Fleet a fee, while boss Liam Daish has confirmed that they lost the services of striker Calum Willock to Dover as the Conf South side could offer him more money.