Here’s a round up of events in our league over the last 24 hours or so.
- Barry Roche has signed a new deal at Morecambe that will keep him there for a 10th season. Keeper Roche joined the Shrimps from Chesterfield and has cemented himself as a club stalwart. No doubt there will be a testimonial for him sometime soon, and a richly deserved one at that.
- Over at Field Mill there has been confusion and uproar as it emerged that they haven’t signed anybody today. After signing most the players over the course of May it was widely expected Evans was creating his own personal army to hold up all of the Greggs stores across the UK. Instead today saw Caroline Radford wandering around the ‘One Call’ Field Mill place with a scarf in one hand and her vicious red lipstick in the other, desperate for someone to have a photo taken with.
- There are strong rumours that Swindon Town are set to add to their relegation woes by appointing former England striker Teddy Sheringham as manager. Swindon wanted to act quickly to fill the vacant position, but we’re now into June and they appear to be getting rash. Sheringham lasted just 33 games at Stevenage with a win rate of 21%, and amusingly his managerial career entry on Wikipedia is shorter than his poker career one. I’d be immensely worried if I were a Swindon fan, think ‘Chris Sutton’ all over again.
- Shrewsbury’s Gary Deegan has signed for ambitious Cambridge United. Deegan (29) mutually agreed to cancel his contract at the New Meadow, and he has also featured for Coventry, Hibernian and Northampton. He seems another solid signing at this level, and my thoughts are that Cambridge might be a dark horse in our league next season.
- Forest Green have signed Reece Brown from Birmingham following his release (from St Andrews, not prison). He spent time on loan at Chesterfield and Notts County, and he joins Callum Evans and Lee Collins at the New Lawn.
- Oh Yeovil. Bless their little cotton socks. They’ve released their new kit today, and it isn’t pleasant to look at. It’s green and white, but it’s messy and unpleasing on the eye. However, it isn’t the design that has got their own fans riled, it is the decision to have three gold stars above the badge. Stars above a badge usually indicate a European Cup win or some other great achievement, but Yeovil have decided to have three to represent the fifteen years they’ve been in the Football League, one star representing five years. It seems a complicated scoring system and a thoroughly unnecessary addition to an already unpleasant kit. The move has got their own fans tweeting things along the lines of ‘tin-pot club’, and amusingly ‘three stars to represent each time we’ve won the #covfefe cup’.