Division Three News

Last updated : 14 January 2004 By Matt Carrington

Bristol Rovers have parted company with striker Andy Rammell and defender Anwar Uddin has agreed to extended his loan stay at Hereford United for a further month.

Torquay United boss Leroy Rosenior has clinched the signing of Brian McGlinchey from Second Division Plymouth on a free transfer.

Leyton Orient manager Martin Ling has placed striker Lee Thorpe on the transfer list. The 32-year-old is out of contract in the summer and will not be offered a new deal by the club. However the O's have signed Reading defender John Mackie in a bid to bolster their defensive options.

Bury have appointed Kelham O'Hanlon as assistant to Graham Barrow at Gigg Lane. O'Hanlon was previously the assistant to David Moyes at First Division Preston North End. Meanwhile the club have released Canadian defender Justin Thompson after he was reportedly offered a trail at an un-named club.

Bristol Rovers manager Ray Graydon has signed striker Lee Matthews on a month's loan from rivals Bristol City. Matthews had just finished a similar loan deal with Third Division strugglers Darlington and will go straight into Graydon's squad for the game against on the weekend.

Lincoln City have completed the signing of striker Marcus Richardson on a free transfer until the end of the season despite looking as though the deal was dead earlier last week. Richardson joins the Imps from Second Division Hartlepool United after two loan spells at Sincil Bank.

George Reynolds has resigned as chairman and director at Darlington, severing all ties with the struggling club.

Huddersfield Town have agreed terms with goalkeeper Phil Senior and midfielder Danny Schofield over new deals with the club. 21-year-old Senior has agreed a new two-and-a-half year deal while 23-year-old Schofield has signed for another two years at the McAlpine Stadium. Meanwhile boss Peter Jackson has also taken South African keeper Paul Evans on trial at the club and defender Paul Scott is set to be out for several weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

Doncaster Rovers boss Dave Penney has denied reports that midfield duo Michael McIndoe and Paul Green are set for moves away from Belle Vue. Penney has also lost the services of midfielder Peter Hynes as the 20-year-old has finished his loan spell at the club and returned to Aston Villa.

Carlisle United have been hit with the news that loan striker Matty Fryatt has been forced to return to First Division Walsall. Fryatt was due to play one more game for the Cumbrians but an achilles tendon injury has meant that the striker had to return to the Bescott Stadium early for treatment. Meanwhile defender David Lynn has extended his loan deal with UniBond Division One side Workington Reds for a further month.

Swansea City are attempting to keep hold of their talented defender Richard Duffy following bids from sides in higher leagues including Premiership side Portsmouth. The Swans have offered the 18-year-old a new contract with improved terms in a bid to keep the player at Vetch Field. The club have also denied reports that they have made a bid for Watford defender Sean Dyche.

York City player-manager Chris Brass has allowed striker Gary Browne to leave the club. Browne joined the Minstermen on a short term deal in November last year but has not impressed enough to secure a long term deal at the club.

Scunthorpe United striker Steve MacLean faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury during his side's victory over Barnsley in the FA Cup second round tie. MacLean - on-loan from Glasgow Rangers - has suffered a serious groin injury and has travelled back to Ibrox to be looked at by their doctor and specialist.

Mansfield Town boss Keith Curle has sent 19-year-old striker Chris Beardsley on loan to Worksop Town for a month and is planning to send more of his youngsters out on loan following Alex John-Baptiste's successful spell with Conference side Tamworth.

Cambridge United boss John Taylor had denied receiving any bid from First Division Cardiff City for talented midfielder Luke Gutteridge.

Cheltenham Town manager John Ward has signed midfielder Karl Henry from First Division Stoke City on a month's loan.