Let’s get on with it, shall we.
- Forest Green are at it again, this time they’re sacking striker Shamir Mullins for a ‘breach of discipline’. He joined Macclesfield Town on a two-month loan deal in November, having found opportunities at struggling Rovers hard to come by. He quickly returned to his parent club without making an appearance for the Silkmen due to a “previously undetected injury”. Now, his time at Forest Green appears to be over after an off the field incident. “This remains a private matter between Forest Green Rovers and Shamir Mullings,” club spokesman Will Guyatt said. Speculation that he ate a beef burger in the dressing room is completely unfounded. Perhaps he just went and sat in the other dressing room like most of the first team squad did last season. Who knows.
- Yeovil are preparing a bid for the Southampton forward Olufela Olomola. Darren Way has claimed that the offer that the club have put in is ‘probably the biggest’ he has seen the club submit for a player during his time at Huish Park. Their previous record fee paid is around £85k, which would seem to put their offer for Olomola around £100k. The striker bagged seven goals in 28 outings earlier this season.
- There’s never a dull moment at Coventry. along with the despised Sisu Capital, they are reportedly seeking legal advice over a fictitious bid for the club. Someone called Dale Evans posted on social media recently claiming to have had an offer accepted for the club, using an email as proof. That email, allegedly from Sisu’s Laura Deering, was said to be a “fabrication.” The club have said no negotiations about selling the club to Mr Evans had ever taken place, also said that they and ‘Sisu are seeking legal advice over the matter.’
- Grimsby have signed former Caistor Grammar pupil Charles Vernam on loan until the end of the season. The 21-year-old previously played for Scunthorpe United and joins from Derby County. He joins keeper Jake Kean who signed on loan from Sheffield Wednesday last week.
- Forest Green again and another cancellation of a contract. Rhys Murphy has now had his contract terminated by mutual consent. The 27-year-old joined the club in 2016 and scored seven goals in 17 appearances. Recently he’s been at Torquay United on a three-month loan deal back in September where he has made eight league appearances this term, scoring once. There’s no hint as to why, probably another whose face doesn’t fit.
- Harry Kewell has targeted ‘four or five’ new faces as he attempts to keep Crawley in the Football League. He’s recently lost loan star Dennon Lewis who has returned to Watford, but he accepts he’ll need to bring in fresh blood to kick on. “I have given in my list of four or five players I would like to see come in and hopefully we can work something. It’s difficult; now you see a lot of teams around me spending money to bring people in, because they know how important it is to stay in the league, so again we are going to have to be able to match them. It’s moments where you have to capitalise, bring some fresh legs on, bring some new ideas in, bring something different.”
- Reports from Zimbabwe are linking Macualey Bonne (pictured top courtesy of Graham Burrell) with a move to Blunder Park. The 21-year-old former Imp has notched 13 goals this term for Leyton Orient and is the current joint-top scorer in the National League. Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of their match again Morecambe, assistant manager Paul Wilkinson refused to be drawn on whether the Mariners are in the market for Bonne. “The gaffer (Russell Slade) is working really hard. We were in until late last night,” Wilkinson told the Grimsby Telegraph. “We’re trying to make sure that we can improve the squad, and bring players in to help build the squad up, but there is no news at this moment of time that I can tell you.” When asked if Bonne was a transfer target, Wilkinson replied: “At the end of the day, he (Bonne) is at another club. I can’t confirm or deny it,” which is a statement I’ve come to learn means ‘yes’.