After the furore of last week, all is quiet on the Sincil Bank front. However, elsewhere life goes on. Here’s what is happening across League Two.
- Swindon have moved to bring in experience striker Marc Richards from Northampton Town. Dave Flitcroft decided to bolster his attacking options with the addition of the 35-year-old, who has plundered 187 goals in over 600 appearances as well as securing three promotions. Swindon’s Matty Taylor said; “He’ll give us a different option, he’s very good in the air, he’s a very good finisher and is up there with some of the best that I’ve played with at this level. He’s a very good signing for us and one that adds to the group, not just in terms of his footballing ability but along with his character on and off the pitch.”
- Swindon have also signed Crystal Palace youngster Keshi Anderson on a permanent deal. He’s been on loan at the County Ground this season and has scored four goals in 25 outings. He’s clearly impressed as the Robins look for a way into the League Two play-off race.
- Colchester have let Craig Slater join Scottish Championship side Dundee United on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year-old’s contract is up at the end of the season, suggesting his time with the U’s is at an end. Slater joined Colchester in the summer of 2016 from Kilmarnock. He made 32 appearances last season, scoring three goals, but has only made 10 appearances this season, eight of them from the bench.
- Meanwhile, Colchester have signed QPR loanee Brandon Comley on a permanent deal. The 22-year-old has been a regular in the heart of the U’s midfield since joining on loan from QPR at the start of the season, making 17 starts and four substitute appearances in League Two fixtures.
- Young Port Vale striker Dan Turner has joined National League North side Tamworth on a month’s loan. Manager Neil Aspin said the forward would depart on loan this week after finding his chances limited. Turner burst into the first-team at the start of the season but has struggled to gain first-team football since Aspin arrived at the club.
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- Akwasi Asante (pictured top) has buked the trend of recent players loaned out by Grimsby, and actually returned to the club after completing his loan at National League side Solihull Moors. Akwasi re-joined his former club in October and has featured 11 times for the struggling West Midlands side, now he looks to help the struggling League Two side arrest a startling fall that has fans concerned.
- I know they’re National League, but Macclesfield Town have signed striker Nathan Blissett on loan from Plymouth, along with defenders Callum Evans and Adam Dugdale from Forest Green Rovers and Southport respectively. Seeing as Evans is League Two, it counts. Former Imp Blissett, 27, has made 25 appearances during his time with Plymouth and he joins for the rest of the season. Evans, 22, previously had a spell on loan with the Silkmen last season and he will also stay for the season.
- Fabien Robert is also staying away from the New Lawn as he extends his deal with Macclesfield’s promotion rivals Aldershot. He’s been on loan at the Recreation Ground for the first part of the season and he’s extended his stay until May. Perhaps Evans and Robert were two that went in the ‘other dressing room’ during one of Cooperman’s ill-informed moral boosting sessions.
- A new deal is often as good as a new signing and Wycombe Wanderers are all over the new deals. Nick Freeman and Yves Ma-Kalambay have agreed extended contracts with the League Two club. Striker Freeman, 22, has signed a deal until 2020 and has scored three goals in 24 games this season. Keeper Ma-Kalambay, 31, will stay with Wycombe until the end of the season, having once been on the books of Chelsea.