League One News Round-Up

Last updated : 26 January 2006 By Deano
Fallon Is A Swan
The big stories of the week have involved Swansea City. After sealing the deal of Leon Knight, Rory Fallon has put pen to paper in a £300,000 deal from Swindon Town. The 23 year old sealed a two-and-a-half year contract which sees the Millers neighbours Barnsley receive a fee as the sell on clause kicks in. Rumours are now rife that Lee Trundle could be on his way out of the Liberty Stadium after Portsmouth were reported to be persuing his signature, although he's been in discussions over a new contract. The club have denied the rumours he's set to leave, whilst fellow striker Paul Connor is in discussions with Leyton Orient after the clubs agreed a fee.

Elsewhere, Colchester retained top spot this week with ex-Miller Kevin Watson looking for his third promotion medal from League One. Star man Greg Halford believes they can maintain the push for the title: "Swansea are the best side in this division, they have the best squad next to us. But our run proves we can beat anyone in the league so anything less than automatic promotion would be a disappointment", he told BBC sport online. The U's have lost just once in the last 17 league outings.

Huddersfield midfielder Lee Fowler has left the club by mutual consent and signed for Conference side Scarborough, who have also been raided by Barnsley for teenager Michael Coulson. Coulson, 17, has scored three times for Boro this term and is on trial with Andy Richie's boys, who may allow Richard kell to move the other way in a loan deal. Kell is recovering from a broken leg and has featured just once for the Oakwell side after his summer move from Scunny. Nathan Jarman has already left to join Bury on loan. Elsewhere Bournemouth defender James O'Connor is set to be out for six weeks after a freak accident at home severed tendons in his hand. Ouch!

Mid-table side Doncaster has signed Jason Price from Hull after Peter Taylor allowed him to speak to Dave Penney. Price was out of favour at the KC and has signed a two-year deal. Down at the bottom, Swindon boss Iffy Onuora has been speaking about his frustration of being unable to capture his loan targets, "I'm the manager of Swindon - not Chelsea, it's about bringing in what you can!" said the 38-year-old, who's finding his first managerial job tough going.
Martin Scott
Hartlepool boss and ex-Miller Martin Scott admits his team are in freefall and need to turn their season around rapidly: "I don't think it is hard to work out where we need to strengthen, we need to replace what we have missed with key players upfront". Scott has been hampered by the loss of Adam Boyd and Joel Porter through injury for much of the season, let's hope for the Millers sake 'pool continue to slide down the table into the relegation pack.