It’s all been going on in League Two this week with transfers, clubs transfer listing players and managers leaving or being suspended. Here we look at the latest going on in our very own League Two
With former League Two hotshots Grant Holt and Nathan Tyson having already left for higher division clubs, it seems as if Cheltenham striker Kayode Odejayi will soon be following suit. The Cheltenham striker is the subject of a £350,000 bid from Championship side Plymouth Argyle. The striker is the Robin’s leading scorer with 9 goals this season.
Another League Two striker, Michael Reddy of Grimsby is thought to be interesting League One Blackpool. However, with Grimsby in the top three it is unlikely that they would sell their prize asset unless silly money was to be involved.
Carlisle boosted their forward ranks with the signing of former Crewe and Norwich player Mark Rivers. Rivers has played at Championship level and is another sign of the growing ambition at Brunton Park. Carlisle seem to have a lot offensive firepower with Karl Hawley and Michael Bridges scoring on a regular basis.
Stockport star Jermaine Easter is thought to be attracting attention from Oxford and Wycombe. The club have accepted a 120,000 bid from a club that have yet to be named.
Play-off chasing Darlington are currently giving a trial to former Hearts and Inverness Caledonian striker Juanjo. Oxford United have sold winger Chris Hackett to Hearts for £20,000 and Notts County striker Gavin Gordon has left the club after failing to secure himself a future. Elsewhere, Richard Brush has left Shrewsbury, whilst Lincoln defender Peter Foulkes has joined Non-league Tamworth. Bury have also been in the transfer market by securing the one month loan of Barnsely defender Nathan Jarman.
What’s Happening At Underhill?
Barnet have signed former Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler until the end of the season. The new Bees signing played in the 0-0 draw against Wycombe. On his way out of the club is Dwane Lee who allegedly seriously breached club rules. Lee was a major part of Barnet’s successful side last season, yet he looks to have no future in North London. Followin Lee out of Underhill could be Ben Strevens. The former Wingate man has put in a transfer request after six years at the club.
Leroy Rosenior and Torquay United have parted company after the Gulls 3-1 home defeat to Rochdale. Torquay were promoted to League One but suffered relegation the following season. They’ve struggled badly this year and despite taking Birmingham City to a Third Round Replay in the F.A. Cup, Chairman Mike Bateson sees this as a chance for a fresh start.
Another manager in the spotlight is Peterborough Manager Mark Wright. The former Oxford and Chester boss took over from Barry Fry in May 2005 but has found himself suspended on full pay pending an inquiry. The club has yet to make a full statement.
Last Night’s Action
Results at the top went Orient’s way, though it could have been better had Notts County held onto their lead against Northampton. Town came from behind on two separate occasions to grab a point at Meadow Lane which leaves them 3 points behind the O’s after their 2-2 draw.
Grimsby succumbed to a 2-1 defeat away at Stockport despite taking the lead through Michael Reddy. Two late goals gave County the three points and helped them in their struggle with relegation.
Elsewhere Torquay were beaten 3-1 at home by Rochdale and Mansfield lost out at Field Mill to Keith Curle’s Chester City by two goals to one.
Orient are now two points behind Carlisle and Grimsby with a game in hand. They remain three points behind leaders Wycombe who have played the same amount of games as the O’s.
Wrexham Still Moaning
Wrexham have played down of a dressing room bust-up after the 2-1 defeat at the Racecourse against the O’s. It had been suggested that Darren Ferguson had an altercation with the referee though this has been strenuously denied. The Dragons are looking to bring in their former striker Juan Ugarte on loan from Crewe for the rest of the season.
Orient in Transfer Market?
It’s all been rather quiet for the O’s in the transfer market with the only signing being that of new defender Adam Tann. Tann is due to play in a reserve game at Barnet today. There has been little news of any Orient purchases despite the constant speculation that Ling is interested in signing Aldershot front man Tim Sills. With less than a week until the end of the transfer window, Ling needs to start to make those signings to ensure Orient carry on their promotion push.