Division Three News

Last updated : 09 April 2004 By Matt Carrington

Cambridge United have extended the loan deal of Hartlepool United striker Jermaine Easter until the end of the season. The 22-year-old has scored twice for the U's in his seven appearances since joining the club.

Ex-Hull City defender Jason Van Blerk is free to make his debut for Macclesfield Town after the club received international clearance.

Kenny Jackett has been appointed as the new manager of Swansea City after leaving the assistant manager's position at Second Division QPR. The former Welsh international has signed a deal until the end of the 2005/06 season.

Both Kidderminster Harriers and Leyton Orient have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players in the 1-1 draw between the sides on March 13. Both sides are expected to plead not guilty to the charges brought against them.

Huddersfield Town have failed in a bid to overturn the red cards shown to strikers Andy Booth and Pawel Abbott during the 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient. Terriers boss Peter jackson has been deal another blow with the news that Iffy Onuora could be sidelined for the next six weeks after suffering a knee injury whilst warming down after the Orient game.

Darlington have secured their short-term future after administrators working at the club agreed a deal to sell the Reynolds Arena.

Bristol Rovers midfielder Graham Hyde is hoping to play in as many games as he can until the end of the season in a bid to earn a new contract with the club. The former Sheffield Wednesday player will be out of contract at the end of the season and lost his place in the starting eleven after being suspended for two games.

Southend United manager Steve Tilson is hoping to sign loan duo Lewis Hunt and Carl Pettefer on permanent deals. Hunt joined the Shrimpers from First Division Derby County in November whist Pettefer was signed in February from Premiership side Portsmouth.

Leyton Orient have been handed a boost with the news that defender Matt Lockwood has returned to training. Lockwood broke his toe in the first game of the year and it was feared that he would miss the remainder of the season at the time but he managed to take part in a recent training session. Ling has also allowed Simon Downer to stay on loan at Conference side Aldershot for a further month.

Kidderminster Harriers have lost the services of defender Adrian Viveash after his loan spell at the club expired. The 34-year-old was a bit hit at the club and helped the club gain 12 points from a possible 24 but has now returned to Second Division Swindon Town. Meanwhile, manager Jan Molby is hoping that Dean Bennett has not suffered a serious knee injury after being stretchered off during the 1-1 draw with Hull City.