Division 3 News

Last updated : 24 May 2002 By Andy Beill
York Fans Await 'Big Announcement'
York are to make a big signing on Monday according to millionaire chairman John Batchelor. Rumours are running rife as to who will be joining the Minstermen, and winning the battle for column inches is former England star Paul Gascoigne. According to Burnley site Clarets Mad, Gazza - who also celebrates his 35th birthday on Monday - will be joining Terry Dolan's side.

Meanwhile, York are looking to crack the US market and will rebrand themselves 'York City Soccer Club' in an attempt to appeal to 'soccer' fans in the States. See York City Mad for more information.

Pilgrims in Hot Water
The FA are carrying out an investigation into irregularities at Boston United. Reports say that out-of-contract payments were given to players. If found guilty, the Conference champions could be denied promotion to Division 3, and Halifax would keep their place in the Football League. See Boston United Mad for further details.

Carlisle Given Three Weeks
Carlisle United have three weeks to pay off their debts, after the Inland Revenue issued a winding up order on the Cumbrian club. They are thought to be owed over half a million pounds which must be paid by 26th June or Carlisle will go out of the Football League. See Carlisle United Online for the full story.

Scunny Chasing Sparky
Former Manchester United star and current Welsh national side manager Mark Hughes is being linked with Scunthorpe United. Iron boss Brian Laws recently met 'Sparky' on a management course and is trying to persuade him to come to Glanford Park. Macclesfield and Darlington are also being linked with the 38-year-old.

Meanwhile left-back Andy Dawson is on his way out of Scunthorpe, with his long-awaited move to Norwich City set to be concluded in the near future.

See Iron-Bru for more on these stories.

Hodg Property
Oxford are thought to be leading the chase for Scunthorpe's released midfielder Lee Hodges. Southend and Leyton Orient were also keen on snapping up the former West Ham trainee, but Iron-Bru report that Hodges is Kassam Stadium-bound.

Police Question Darlo Chairman
Infamous Darlington chairman George Reynolds is being investigated by Northumbrian Police after having a fierce arguement with a local journalist. Click here for Darlington-Mad's report of the incident.

Sall Sale On
Kidderminster defender Abdou Sall is the centre of attention for a number of clubs. While a move to City has been ruled out by Jan Molby, the £100,000-rated Frenchman is thought to be interesting Derby County and Rushden & Diamonds.

Rodgers in the Clear
Charges against Shrewsbury forward Luke Rodgers have been dropped. He was involved in an alledged scuffle after their game at Hartlepool in Janaury, but the case will not be taken any further say Cleveland Police.