Division Three News

Last updated : 01 January 2004 By Matt Carrington

Boston United have failed in a bid to overturn Lee Beever's dismissal in the game against Rochdale last month. Beever will now miss the game against Carlisle United on the weekend. Meanwhile the club have also announced that Ipswich defender Graham Hogg will stay at the club until the end of the season.

Steve Parkin has replaced Alan Buckley as manager at Rochdale until the end of the season. Buckley was sacked earlier this week after a run of 9 defeats in 12 games and Parkin now returns for a second spell in charge of the club.

Yeovil Town striker Kevin Gall is rumoured to be interesting First Division Ipswich Town. The 21-year old hasn't been at Yeovil for a year yet but has impressed during his time at the club and has scored 10 goals so far this season.

Northampton Town boss Colin Calderwood has been hit with the news that defender Peter Clarke will miss the rest of the season after undergoing another operation on a knee problem. Calderwood has also sent midfielder Paul Rickers on loan to Leigh RMI in a bid to boost his fitness as he returns from a broken leg.

Doncaster Rovers boss Dave Penney has extended the loan deal of JJ Melligan until the end of the season after the Wolves midfielder impressed in his first two months at the club.

Kidderminster Harriers director of football Jan Molby has won the race to sign free-agent Adam Murray.

Reading have completed a deal with Cambridge United to sign top scorer Dave Kitson join the First Division outfit for a fee around £250,000.

Swansea City defender Richard Duffy is set to hold talks with Premiership outfit Portsmouth over a possible move to Fratton Park.

Macclesfield Town boss John Askey is set to extend the loan deal of Rob Jones for a further month. Jones - on loan from Second Division Stockport County - has only played once for Town in the game against Hull City where he suffered a knee injury but the defender is set to return in the FA Cup tie against Swansea City this weekend. The Silkmen have also agreed a deal with Port Vale that will see goalkeeper Dean Delaney stay until the end of the season.

Oxford United are believed to be in talks with Second Division Stockport County over a deal for striker Jon Daly.

Darlington boss Neil Hodgson has denied reports that top scorer Barry Conlon is set to join north east rivals Hartlepool United or any other side.

Lincoln City boss Keith Alexander is set to return to the club in a limited capacity after recovering from brain surgery in November.

Cheltenham Town boss John Ward has been given permission by First Division Stoke City to play on-loan Brian Wilson in the FA Cup third round tie against Fulham this weekend.