Division Three News

Last updated : 19 February 2004 By Matt Carrington

Northampton Town boss Colin Calderwood has extended the loan deal of Brazilian striker Magno Veira for a further month. The 19-year-old joined the club from First Division side Wigan Athletic last month.

Yeovil Town defender Chris Giles has left Huish Park to join Conference side Woking Town on a month's loan.

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws has successfully overturned Cliff Byrne's yellow card from the recent 1-1 draw against Lincoln City. Bryne was booked for a foul but it was actually his Iron teammate Andrew Butler who made the tackle and after reviewing video evidence the referee has given the caution to Bryne's teammate Andrew Butler - his fifth booking of the season - who will now serve a one-match ban.

Rochdale boss Steve Parkin has taken midfielder Michael Alexis on trial from Oxford United. The 19-year-old has yet to figure in a first team fixture at the Kassam Stadium and could earn a permanent deal at Spotland if he impresses enough. Parkin has also signed Bolton Wanderers winger Jeff Smith on a month's loan after he recovered from a thigh injury that cut short a similar spell with Third Division rivals Scunthorpe United. Meanwhile, Conference side Accrington Stanley have extended the loan deal of striker Lee McEvilly for a further month.

Doncaster Rovers boss Dave Penney has bolstered his squad with two new signings as he looks to guide his side to promotion. New Zealand international right-back David Mulligan has joined on a week-to-week deal whilst striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has joined until the end of the season from Second Division Rushden & Diamonds.

Bury manager Graham Barrow has been given a much needed boost with the news that Glyn Garner and Chris Porter have extended their stay with the club. Both have put pen to paper on deals that will see them remain at Gigg Lane until the end of next season.

Cheltenham Town have agreed a new deal with John Finnagan that will see the 27-year-old stay at Whaddon Road for the next two-and-a-half years. Manager John Ward is also looking at former Yeovil Town defender Jerry Gill and has given the 33-year-old the chance to earn a permanent deal with the Robins.

Macclesfield Town boss John Askey has sent left-back Jon Beswetherick back to Second Division Sheffield Wednesday after his one-month deal at Moss Rose expired.

Torquay United boss Leroy Rosenior is sweating on the fitness of Lee Canoville for his side's game at the KC Stadium this weekend. The former Arsenal youth team player has been sidelined after suffering a knock to his calf.

Leyton Orient have parted company with defender Kevin Stephens after agreeing to cancel his contract. The 19-year-old will now be a free agent instead of leaving in the summer giving him more time to find a new club.

Southend United celebrated reaching their first ever cup final in the history of the club with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Second Division Colchester in the LDV Vans Southern Area final. The Shrimpers will now face either Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday in the final - with these two facing each other in the Northern Area final second leg next week.