League Two

James & Issa extend Colchester deals

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Colchester United youngsters Cameron James and Tariq Issa have signed contract extensions to keep them with the League Two side until 2020. Defender James, 18, made his debut against Rochdale at the end of last season as a second-half substitute. Forward Issa, also 18, has yet to play for the first team, but has impressed while featuring for the under-21s. ...

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Dunne pens new Cambridge contract

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Cambridge United midfielder James Dunne has signed a new one-year contract with the League Two side. The 26-year-old, released by Portsmouth in January before joining the U’s on a six-month deal, scored once in 19 appearances for the club last season. The former Arsenal trainee has made more than 250 career appearances for clubs including Exeter and Stevenage. “He understands ...

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Yeovil sign Barnsley midfielder Khan

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League Two club Yeovil Town have signed Barnsley midfielder Otis Khan on a one-year deal. The 20-year-old had joined Barnsley on an 18-month contract[1] in January, and played three times for the Tykes before their promotion to the Championship. Khan, who is a former Sheffield United trainee and made two senior appearances for the Blades, has also previously played for ...

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EFL clubs approve academy 'Rooney Rule'

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English Football League clubs have approved proposals to introduce a ‘Rooney Rule’ for academy jobs in a bid to increase the number of black and ethnic minority (BME) coaches. Clubs must now include at least one suitably qualified BME candidate on the interview shortlist if such an application is received. In addition, 10 clubs have voluntarily extended these to first-team ...

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Crawley bring in Arthur from Woking

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League Two side Crawley Town have signed midfielder Chris Arthur from National League club Woking. The 26-year-old, who made 37 league appearances for the Cards last season, has agreed a one-year contract with the option of a further year. “He is more than capable of making the step back up to league football,” Reds head coach Dermot Drummy said. “In ...

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Feeney gets tough on contract delays

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Manager Warren Feeney has told Newport County’s out of contract players to “sign what’s been offered” if they want to stay at the club. Captain Mark Byrne and top scorer Scott Boden are two of six players who have been offered fresh terms but have yet to put pen to paper. “There are deadlines there,” said Feeney. “If you want ...

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Leyton Orient sign Colchester's Massey

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League Two side Leyton Orient have signed winger Gavin Massey from Colchester for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old, who scored four goals in 47 games as the U’s were relegated from League One last season, has agreed a three-year deal with the O’s. Former Watford trainee Massey scored 21 goals in 178 appearances for Colchester after joining the club in ...

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Stevenage sign Ebbsfleet striker Godden

Stevenage sign Ebbsfleet striker Godden

Ebbsfleet striker Matt Godden has become Darren Sarll’s first signing as full-time manager of Stevenage. Godden, 24, joined the Fleet from Scunthorpe in 2014 and scored 30 goals in National League South last season. “I dropped down to Ebbsfleet to rejuvenate and get regular football,” said Godden, [1]who has joined on a free. “The main aim was to bounce back ...

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Crawley sign Turkish keeper Mersin

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Crawley Town have signed goalkeeper Yusuf Mersin from Turkish top-tier side Kasimpasa on a two-year contract. The 21-year-old, who has represented Turkey at Under-17 and Under-18 level, has spent time in the youth set-ups of Millwall and Liverpool. “Yusuf has a tremendous pedigree in youth football,” Reds head coach Dermot Drummy told the club website.[1] “Things didn’t work out for ...

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Newport County sign midfielder Labadie

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Midfielder Joss Labadie has joined Newport County from Dagenham & Redbridge on a two-year contract. Labadie started his career with West Bromwich Albion and has also played for Tranmere Rovers and Notts County. In two seasons the 25-year-old made 52 league appearances for the Daggers, who were relegated from the Football League in the 2015-16 season. “I know there were ...

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