Division Three News

Last updated : 22 February 2004 By Matt Carrington

York City have offered new deals to four promising youngsters in a bid to keep them at the club. Sean Davis, Graeme Law, Matthew Coad and Levent Yalcin have all successfully broken through into the first team this season and have been described by player-boss Chris Brass as "the future of the club."

Kidderminster Harriers boss Jan Molby has allowed midfielder Danny Williams to join Conference leaders Chester City on a month's loan. The 24-year-old has made 34 appearances for the club this season but is out of contract at the end of the season and has rejected a new contract offered to him by the club. Meanwhile, Molby has been charged with misconduct by the FA after he was sent to the stands during the recent 3-0 defeat against Southend United at Roots Hall.

Northampton Town boss Colin Calderwood has made an enquiry about the availability of Coventry City striker Dele Adebola. The 28-year-old's contract is currently not playing in the first team at Highfield Road and City boss Eric Black wants Adebola to go out on loan in a bid prove he is worth a new deal with his current contract expiring in the summer. However, the Cobblers would face competition from Second Division Notts County and First Division Burnley for his signature. Calderwood has also completed the signing of former Norwich City defender Rob Ullathorne on a contract until the end of the season.

Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson has been dealt a blow with the news that defender Jake Edwards requires surgery on a groin problem. Edwards is set to be facing a spell of at least four weeks on the sidelines.

Carlisle United player-manager Paul Simpson has bolstered his squad with the signing of the versatile Paul Warhurst. The 33-year-old who can operate in defence, midfield or in attack has joined the Cumbrians on a non-contract basis as they look to avoid relegation from Division Three.

Lincoln City boss Keith Alexander is set to sign a new deal with the club that will see him stay on as manager of the Imps for at least the next three years. Alexander was recently linked with the vacant managerial position at Grimsby Town but has decided to commit his future with the Third Division side much to the delight of club chairman Rob Bradley.

Macclesfield Town boss John Askey has completed the signing of York City striker Jon Parkin. The 23-year-old can also operate as a centre back and has signed a deal keeping him at Moss Rose until the end of 2005.

Darlington boss David Hodgson has received a boost with the news that experienced duo Neil Maddison and Craig Liddle have agreed new deals at the club. Maddison has signed for a further 15 months while Liddle has agreed a two-year extension on reduced wages to stay at the Reynolds Arena.

Boston United could be set to re-appoint Steve Evans as manager once his suspension from the game ends on 2nd March. Evans could then take charge of the team on his return to the club a day later against Southend United. New owner John Sotnick took control of the club and almost immediately sacked Neil Thompson from his role as manager. Sotnick then appointed Jim Rodwell as caretaker boss.