Transfer Window – 7 Hours to go

It’s all a little bit slow at the moment, very few transfer are going through, least of all in League Two. We do have a couple to bring you.

 

  • Obviously the biggest one is our signing of Tom Pett, taking our wingers tally to six. I wonder if this is some sort of record for Lincoln City? After all, I recall times when we’ve had so few wingers we’ve played strikers out wide! Danny has a similar philosophy to Keith Alexander I guess, only Keith said you could never have enough strikers, Danny is the same about wingers.

 

  • Colchester are strengthening the wings too, just after 1.30 pm this afternoon they brought in a new face. Republic of Ireland Under-21 winger Olamide Shodipo joined on loan from QPR until the end of the season. He’s 20-years old and has made 14 appearances for Rangers, but has not figured in the first team this season. The Dublin-born player spent the second half of last term on loan Port Vale in League One.

 

  • Maybe wingers are the order of the day, because Chesterfield have also signed one. This is significant for Imps fans, because Nathan Arnold had been linked with a move to the Proact. However, they’ve signed Barnsley winger Dylan Mottley-Henry on loan until the end of the season. Like Shodipo, he’s also 20 and also spent time out on loan last season, playing for National League side Tranmere Rovers, scoring once in 14 games.

 

  • Luton Town have signed Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones for an undisclosed fee. Jones, who joined Liverpool from Plymouth in 2011, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Kenilworth Road. He’s not featured for the Reds, but has been out on loan at Cheltenham, Accrington, Blackpool and Swindon.

 

  • Finally for now, two of my favourite clubs have done a bit of business. There’s no surprise to see players leaving Grimsby, so midfielder Chris Clements has left for Forest Green. He signed for Marcus Bignot in January last year and made 16 League Two appearances and scored four goals. Russell Slade isn’t a fan though, Clements hasn’t been seen this season and spent two months on loan at Barrow in the National League. As part of the deal, Clements will not be able to face his parent club when the two sides meet on the final day of the season in what could easily be a relegation dogfight.

 

Picture courtesy of  Jrppezza – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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