League One Round-up: Glasgow Rangers winger swoops in, Ipswich target recently released defender

We might be playing our cards close to our chest, but elsewhere in League One there is a lot going on.

Clubs are making signings, hunting down targets and planning for next season. Whilst that is surely going on at Sincil Bank, right now there isn’t anything for us to get our teeth into.

Instead, we’re going to round-up the latest happenings in the third-tier of English football, the home of Lincoln City.

Doncaster sign Glasgow Rangers winger

Doncaster have made an ambitious signing, 19-year-old Glenn Middleton on a season-long loan deal, as reported by the Daily Record via the Real EFL.

Last season it was Sunderland dipping into a Scottish giant’s pocket, taking Lewis Morgan to the Stadium of Light. This campaign will see Middleton with Rovers, fresh from 28 outings for Steven Gerrard’s side and five goals.

He experienced European football as well as the SPFL and is a Scotland Under 21 international. He began his career with Norwich City before moving north of the border, where he’s enjoyed a breakthrough season.

This looks to be a great signing on paper and he’ll replace Tommy Rowe, brother of our Danny, who left earlier in the summer.

‘Our’ Danny Courtesy Graham Burrell

Dominic Ball

Okay, it’s not our Danny, it’s Ipswich’s Danny and it’s Ipswich we move to next. They’re apparently looking into the possibility of signing former Rotherham man Dominic Ball, as reported by the Press & Journal.

Ball has been on loan at Aberdeen and is free to leave Rotherham this summer. Ipswich are hoping to keep him in England, but the SPFL side covets his services at Pittodrie.

Both sides face competition though, Doncaster are also hoping to attract the 23-year-old to the Keepmoat Stadium as they hunt a second successive play-off spot.

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Sunderland in for 32-goal striker

Sunderland have offered a deal to Lawrence Shankland, the former Aberdeen striker who bagged 32 goals for Ayr last season.

These stories almost follow on don’t they? It’s not intentional… anyway….

Shankland is a wanted man. Rangers, Celtic, Swansea, Hull and Nottingham Forest have all been credited with an interest, but Jack Ross has moved first to stake a claim on the 23-year-old.

He’s well-known to Ross having spent time on loan at St Mirren during the Scot’s reign.

it’s not thought a decision will be made early though, Shankland is still on holiday and will doubtless have a glut of offers when he returns. Let’s hope he hasn’t decided to take a break in Blighty, not with this weather.

 

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