Whilst I have time I shall be doing a few articles that bring you a brief over view of what is happening with other teams in our league, which is LEAGUE TWO.
I’ll run one of these every couple of days so you know who is signing who, and what is going on across our division. I’ll also be running LEAGUE TWO stories as well, and the whole National League menu will be replaced with one saying LEAGUE TWO. Which is what we are. Football League.
- Josh Gowling and Craig Disley will be leaving Grimsby this summer. Disley will be granted a testimonial match for his services to the club, whilst Gowling received a special message from the chairman thanking him for his efforts in getting them back into the Football League, via the play-offs though. Not as Champions.
- Mike Flynn has been appointed manager of Newport County on a permanent basis after heading up their great escape. Flynn was appointed in early March with Newport eleven points adrift at the bottom of League Two, but a run of seven wins in twelve saw them retain their Football League status on the final day of the season. At 36 Flynn will be one of the youngest managers in league football.
- Stevenage have started their summer business early, picking up Swansea City striker Alex Samuel on a two-year deal. He had been on-loan at Newport, but Stevenage have moved quickly to secure the services of the 21-year old.
- Notts County fans have again proved they are the most sensitive lot ever, as they’ve accused owner Alan Harding of going against their wishes when voting for the Checkatrade Trophy. A poll conducted by the club found only 5.5% of fans were in favour of the competition featuring Premier League B teams, and yet today County voted in favour of keeping them in. If only they had something real to get angry about
- Still with Notts County, and manager Kevin Nolan is keen to keep Forest loanee Jorge Grant at the club on permanent basis. Grant was really impressive as Nolan steered the Magpies to a mid-table finish, and he is seen as the sort of player needed at Meadow Lane next season. Grant is just the sort of player we could also be interested in, he’s young, proven at League Two level, and is a midfielder who likes to get forward and score goals. He could be a big player for County, if they hang on to him.
- Cheltenham have released eleven players in preparation for next season as a reaction to fighting at the wrong end of the table after their promotion last year. Several first team players have been let go after a disappointing season, including Jack Munns and Liam Davis. The three players who spent time on loan at York City, Asa Hall, Amari Morgan Smith and James Jennings have also been released.
That’s all for now, if enough happens I’ll do another round up tomorrow. Let me know if you like the idea of me doing regular updates from our league or not by commenting below or on the various social media platforms.