League One

Sir Ian Botham named Scunthorpe president


Sir Ian Botham has been appointed club president of Scunthorpe. The 62-year-old former England all-rounder, who scored more than 7,000 runs and took more than 500 wickets for his country, played 11 times for the club between 1980 and 1985. Iron chairman Peter Swann said: “We had a table at the ball to mark his retirement from fundraising walks on ...

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Hibs' Oxley in talks with Southend


Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Oxley is in discussions with Southend United, BBC Scotland understands. Oxley has a year left on his contract with the Scottish Championship side, but has an option to leave in his deal. Oxley, 25, made 46 appearances for the Hibees last season, but was usurped by Conrad Logan as the club failed to earn promotion, but lifted ...

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Port Vale sign Mac-Intisch & French duo


Former Ajax youth defender Calvin Mac-Intisch is among three of the latest additions to Port Vale’s new-look squad The 26-year-old Dutchman and French midfielders Quentin Pereira, 24, and 22-year-old Anthony de Freitas have all signed two-year contracts at Vale Park. Mac-Intisch joins from SC Cambuur, De Freitas arrives from Monaco while Pereira moves from Epernay Champagne. New boss Bruno Ribeiro ...

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Port Vale sign Roda JC striker Cicilia


Port Vale have signed striker Rigino Cicilia from Dutch side Roda JC on a two-year deal. Cicilia, 21, has an option to stay beyond the initial two seasons if he proves a success at Vale Park. The Curacao-born player played two games for his parent club last season, and spent time on loan at RKC Waalwjik. He made 24 appearances ...

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Top-flight academies set for EFL Trophy


Premier League academy teams will be allowed to play in the EFL Trophy in a one-season trial in 2016-17. The competition will be extended to 64 teams, with sides from 16 of the 21 category one academies invited to join League One and League Two clubs. In a change from the current knock-out format, there will be 16 regional groups ...

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Crewe tried to sign Rashford on loan


Crewe Alexandra made a bid to sign new Manchester United star Marcus Rashford on loan last season, assistant boss James Collins has revealed. The Alex, relegated from League One, enquired about the 18-year-old but were turned down immediately. “I spoke to (United Under-21 coach) Warren Joyce last season about taking him,” Collins told BBC Radio Stoke.[1] “They said he was ...

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Ribeiro a contender for Port Vale job


Former Leeds United midfielder Bruno Ribeiro has emerged as the main challenger to Shefkfi Kuqi for the vacant manager’s job at League One Port Vale, reports BBC Radio Stoke. The 40-year-old played for Leeds and Sheffield United in the late 1990s and former Blades team-mate Michael Brown is on the coaching staff at Vale Park. Ribeiro’s last job in management ...

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Bolton to appoint Adkins or Cotterill


Nigel Adkins and Steve Cotterill are the final two managers in the frame to take charge at Bolton Wanderers, reports BBC Radio Manchester. Wanderers have been without a permanent boss since Neil Lennon left[1] in March. Academy boss Jimmy Phillips, 50, took charge for the remainder of the season but could not prevent Bolton’s relegation from the Championship to League ...

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