League One News Round Up

Last updated : 12 January 2006 By Millersmad Staff
Strugglers Blackpool are pondering one takeover deal and have been offered another as chairman Karl Oyston looks to offload the club. Oyston is in negotiations with Latvian businessman Valeri Belokon and believes he is the most suitable for the job. “As yet, Valeri Belokon is the most credible option but there are other parties we have to sit down with.” Oyston told BBC Sport. Meanwhile David Haythornewaite claims he offered £7m for the Lancashire club.


James Hayter has rejected a move to promotion candidates Huddersfield instead opting to stay at Bournemouth. The striker’s contract is up in the summer had attracted Peter Jackson but following the initial rejection, Jackson will turn his attention elsewhere. Talking to the Huddersfield Examiner he said “We made an informal approach for Hayter. But he made it clear to Bournemouth that he didn't want to leave, so that's the end of it as far as I'm concerned.” Jackson was successful though in bringing midfielder Dan Smith to West Yorkshire. The 19 year old midfielder joins on a month’s loan from Sunderland.

Dean Windass has been charged by the FA for improper conduct after breaching rule E3, which relates to abusing a match official. It is believed that the 36 year old abused the referee in the car park following Bradford’s 3-3 draw with Brentford over Christmas.

Promotion candidates Brentford have been boosted by news that they have signed Fulham midfielder Darren Pratley on loan until the end of the season. Pratley has already been at Griffin Park but is currently back at Fulham receiving treatment on an injury but will return to The Bees when he has recovered.


Doncaster Rovers have agreed a fee for Graeme Lee Sheffield Wednesday of £50,000. Lee has played no part in the Owls first team since November but was a vital part of their League One promotion campaign last season and made 75 appearances for them but Paul Sturrock has allowed the defender a move. Lee will be at Belle Vue today to discuss terms and undergo a medical with the aim of being signed in time to play Chesterfield on Saturday.

MK Dons are set to lose star striker Izale McLeod to Wolves after the relegation candidates settled on a £1.4 million fee. McLeod scored 29 goals in 71 starts for the Franchisers and they are expected to receive around 600k up front and a further 800k depending on appearances, with some Derby claiming a percentage of the fee.

Nottingham Forest have agreed to sign Sammy Clingan from Wolves for an undisclosed fee. Clingan has been on loan at Chesterfield and has never represented the Molineux side at first team level. The 21 year old had a medical at the City Ground yesterday.

Swansea City are poised to make a move for Marcus Bean following Ian Hollingway’s decision to make him surplus to requirements at QPR. The 21 year old had an impressive loan spell in South Wales earlier this season but was recalled. However Bean has not forced himself in to the reckoning and the Loftus Road boss is prepared to sell Bean.

Theodore Whitmore has had his contract at Tranmere terminated by mutual consent. The Jamaican international has made just five substitute appearances for the Merseyside club following his summer move from Livingston. “He hasn't been able to gain a regular place this season, so we have given him the opportunity to move on.” Brian Little told the Tranmere official website.