, who have climbed away from the bottom four following three successive victories have been boosted by the signing of David Noble from Boston United. Noble has been on loan with the Robins and has made eight appearances and has made his move permanent by signing a two and a half year deal. “When I first came here, I knew the club's potential but the lads were a bit down because they were on such a bad run but since then, the atmosphere has been transformed." Noble told Bristol City
’s official website.
Bradford City have been left reeling by Steve McLaren’s decision to recall loanee star Andrew Taylor back to the Riverside Stadium, where he will be needed as cover for the injured Franck Quedrue. Taylor has made 24 starts this season for the League One outfit but the left back’s departure did not come as a surprise to Colin Todd.
De Bolla- Released
Play off contenders Chesterfield
have released striker Mark De Bolla by mutual consent. De Bolla joined the Spireites almost two years ago from Charlton Athletic but has failed to make an impression this term, recently returning from a loan spell at Notts County
. With the 24 year old out of contract in the summer, Roy McFarland felt it better to allow let De Bolla find a new club now.
Ronnie Jepson is hoping that his Gillingham’s recent good form at the Priestfield can be transferred away from home as the Kent outfit have not won away from since their 3-1 victory at Millmoor last March. Jepson told BBC Sport: “The good thing is that in the last month or so we've come away from home and we are creating chances, like at Bournemouth.” Meanwhile midfielder Danny Spiller has told his personal website that his future may lie away from the Priestfield. “Sometimes you just have to do what’s best for your career” the transfer listed player told icons.com.
MK Dons boss, Danny Wilson realizes he has a fight to keep Izale Mcleod on the books during the January transfer window. The highly rated striker has attracted interest from several Championship clubs and Wolves are believed to have bid £600k for the 21 year old hitman. “If someone comes in with an offer we can’t refuse then we’ll sit down and talk about it” Wilson told BBC Sport.
Former European Champions, Nottingham Forest
have completed the signing of highly rated striker Nathan Tyson from Wycombe for a fee of £675,000. Forest secured Tyson on loan in November fighting off interest from several other clubs and he makes the deal permanent having scored twice in eight games for the Midlands
Brian Laws is looking forward to coming up against an old friend this week in the FA Cup as his Scunthorpe side faces former teammate Stuart Pearce’s Manchester City. Laws and Pearce were stalwarts in the Nottingham Forest side in the late 1980’s and early 90’s and both were in the losing FA Cup final side 1n 1991. Talking to BBC Sport Laws said: “"We had a great team spirit and that camaraderie was crucial to having a successful team. It was certainly no coincidence Stuart Pearce was club captain at the time.”
Former Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore has picked up the December manager of the month gong. Moore led his Oldham side to three wins and three draws last month and the Lancashire side are now in reach of the Play offs. Moore said "It is a reward not just for me, but all the coaching staff and the players who have done a brilliant job." to Oldham's official site.
Swansea City have been hit by an injury blow as it has been revealed that influential midfielder Owain Tudor-Jones will miss several months due to medial ligament damages in his knee that he picked up against Swindon over Christmas. He joins Lee Trundle on the treatment table after he picked up ankle problems in the same game and that has forced Kenny Jackett in to searching reinforcements with Swindon’s Rory Fallon heading the list.
Cureton- future unclear
Jamie Cureton’s future at Swindon Town
is still in doubt as he enters talks with boss Iffy Onouru following his return from a successful loan spell at Colchester
.”If the manager feels he needs other things he will make that decision” Cureton told BBC Radio Swindon.