Weekly League One Round Up

Last updated : 19 January 2006 By Millersmad Staff
Bradford have turned down a bid from Barnsley for ancient striker Dean Windass who has recently made it clear he his unhappy at Valley Parade. Windass who has made over 164 appearances for the Bantams feels his loyalty in turning down a move to Wigan in the summer has not been appreciated. “You stay and show loyalty but people aren't bothered.” Windass told the Telegraph and Argus.

Meanwhile, City defender Richard Edgill has put pen to paper to sign a new 18 month deal after his current contract expired at the beginning of this month. Bantams boss Colin Todd had originally wanted to keep the full back on a week to week contract but after discontent from Edghill, Todd offered a new deal.

Bournemouth defensive duo Shaun Cooper and Callum Hart have signed new deals that will keep them at the club until the end of next season. Cooper, a Portsmouth trainee was a particularly pleasing coup for Sean O’Driscoll. “He still has bigger and better things to achieve and work on but I'm delighted he's decided to sign 18 months with us. It's the best move for him and if he continues his development the way he has been, we'll end up with a very talented player.” O’Driscoll told teamtalk.

Disgraced former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke is to become the chairman of Brentford following a successful takeover by Bees United after they raised £1 million to buy 60% of the London club from major shareholder Ron Noades. Noades gave Bees United two years to find the cash to buy him out and after an extension in the summer he agreed to sell.

Rangers youngster Ross McCormack has signed for Doncaster Rovers on loan and joins Graeme Lee and Alan Blayney as Dave Penney’s other Transfer Window signings. McCormack has only made 11 appearances for Rangers but has notched a Champions League goal against Porto but with a lengthy list of strikers ahead of him at Ibrox, McCormack wanted some games. Talking to BBC Sport he said: “I'm going down there to score a few goals and get some regular football. I got frustrated on the bench at Ibrox and didn't think the chance was going to come this season. I thought it was time to get some experience, but I'll be back at Ibrox."

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Gillingham stalwart Andy Hessenthaler has left the club and joined League Two Barnet ending a nine and a half year stay at the Kent club. The 40 year old told Barnet’s official website, “I am looking forward to a new challenge and let's hope I can do a good job for Barnet until the end of the season.”

Milton Keynes Dons have replaced the departed Izale McLeod with former Rotherham loanee Scott Taylor who has joined for 100k from Plymouth. The 29 year old joined the Devon side just over a year ago but has not been a hit and has signed a two and a half year deal at the League One strugglers.

Scunthorpe seem set to sign former Doncaster Rovers defender Steve Foster from under the noses of Rotherham. Foster left Belle Vue by mutual consent at the beginning of the month and is poised to move to Glanford Park on an 18 month deal that could see him make his debut against Doncaster on Saturday.

Tranmere boss Brian Little’s has earmarked his priority as keeping his squad together rather than adding numbers to it this January window. "Far more of a dilemma is our players who are being chased. I can replace them - but with the same quality?” Said Little to BBC Sport.