Division Three News

Last updated : 02 May 2004 By Matt Carrington

Boston United have agreed a new contract with Tom Bennett although the midfielder has taken a pay cut to stay at York Street. Manager Steve Evans is also hoping to agree a new deal with former Arsenal trainee David Noble to extend his stay with the Pilgrims.

Cambridge United's French manager Claude Le Roy has announced the he will make a decision on his future next week after revealing he has had a number of offers for next season.

Lincoln City defender Ben Futcher is rumoured to be interesting Premiership sides Bolton Wanderers and Aston Villa. The 6ft 7in centre-back has been one the Imps' most consistent players over the last two years.

York City have released seven players after being relegated to the Conference. Darren Edmondson, Mark Ovendale, Chris Smith, Mitch Ward, Christian Fox, Stephen Brackstone and Stephen Downes have all had their contracts terminated by mutual consent. Meanwhile, the York board have backed manager player-manager Chris Brass saying that he will given the time to prove he his the right man for the job.

Huddersfield Town have agreed a new two-year deal with promising striker John McAliskey. The 19-year-old came into the side following the sale of Jonathan Stead and has scored three goals in six first seven first team appearences this season.

Darlington are hoping to complete a deal to bring Middlesbrough keeper Sam Russell to the Reynolds Arena. The 21-year-old is out-of-contract at the Riverside at the end of the season and will not be offered a new deal by the Premiership club.

Kidderminster Harriers have announced that their kit for the 2004/05 season will be manufactured by Nike. The current Harriers shirt is made by Le Coq Sportif.

Cheltenham Town defender Jamie Victory has signed a new deal to extend his eight-year stay at Whaddon Road. Victory has signed until the summer of 2006 and is delighted to be staying with John Ward's side.

Doncaster Rovers boss Dave Penney is hoping to sign loan pair David Mulligan and Adebayo Akinfenwa on a permanent basis as he looks to build he side for the Second Division.

Bury manager Graham Barrow is looking at trialist from First Division side West Ham. Goalkeeper George Sealey and defender Phillip Lumsden are both in their final year at the Hammers academy and both are set to have the pre-season to prove they are worth a deal at Gigg Lane.