Stacey West Deadline Day Live Blog


16.56pm – As we close in on 5pm, I’m going to take a break. We’ll be back before the end of the day rounding up anything that happened after the deadline seemingly closed. Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s coverage.

16.49pm – Doncaster have bagged Donervan Daniels from Luton. The defender only joined the Hatters today but has immediately been loaned out to Darren Moore’s side.

16.47pm – It’s another signing for the Imps – Max Melbourne comes in on a loan until January.

16.41pm – Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is close to a move from Man Utd to Tranmere. He was at Scunthorpe last season and my understanding is he was utter tripe.

16.32pm – Jason Cummings move to Shrewsbury has now gone through. That’s a big signing for them, if they get him right he could do very well.

16.26pm – Craig Mackail-Smith has joined Stevenage from Wycombe. Yes, you read that right, Craig Mackail-Smith. It’s not 2009 either…

16.10pm – Two deals in a short space of time. Jimmy Dunne signs on loan for Fleetwood, most likely to replace Peter Clarke in their back four. He’s come from Premier League side Burnley.

Accrington have added Jerome Opoku to their ranks, a centre back from Fulham.

16.04pm – Less than an hour to go, but fear not; your side can still sign players. There is something called a ‘deal sheet’ which can be submitted after 3pm today giving clubs a two-hour extemsion to finish off any deals.

Great, that means Ill be say here until 7pm.

15.37pm – It’s so quiet I’ve been able to finish my look at Jake Hesketh. Contrary to reports from Lincolnshire Live early doors, he’s not a midfielder at all, but a number ten. Trust me; I’ve had a message…..

15.07pm – It’s all gone a little quiet, no doubt those last-minute deals are being worked on right now. West Ham have loaned Ajibola Alese to Accrington Stanley.

14.38pm – Two more moves. Bunney wasn’t the 2.30 announcement at Bolton, Will Buckley was. He left the club at the end of last season, but is back not the trouble has past.

Coventry City have signed Joe Newton from Royston Town as well. He’s unlikely to be in their first team in the near future, but the 18-year-old does have a lot of potential.

14.26pm – Looks like Bolton again, surprise surprise. They’re being linked with a move for 25-year-old Joe Bunney from Northampton. He’s previously played for Keith Hill at Rochdale, but has featured six times for the Cobblers this season, being booked on five of those outings.

14.13pm – One out at Gillingham. Veteran defender Gabriel Zakuani leaves the club by mutual consent.

14.09pm – The confusion of transfer deadline day – The 72 have reported Forest are set to terminate the deal of Liam Bridcutt so he can move to Bolton for free – after he joined on loan. Oops.

13.52pm – Bolton again, where else. They’ve added Liam Bridcutt to their ranks; this is another big signing. He’s coming from Nottingham Forest, but is a proper livewire in midfield. He plays a holding role and will add stability to their side.

13.40pmRotherham have made a signing now too; Jake Hastie joins them on loan from Rangers.

It’s good, but it’s no Roland Aarons, is it?

13.12pm – It’s all happening now. Accrington Stanley have announced the signing of Connor Simpson from Bournemouth and Sunderland look likely to allow former Peterborough captain Jack Baldwin to join Salford.

He’ll be able to keep John Akinde company, won’t he ‘ITK’ fans?

13.04pm – BIG SIGNING here – Wycombe have somehow managed to bag Rolando Aarons on loan from Newcastle United. He’ll feature against us at the weekend. Big capture that. Huge.

12.46pm – More 5-0 hammerings for Bolton? Don’t bet on it. They’re going to be busy today and they’ve started by adding Thibaud Verlinden to their ranks on loan from Stoke City. Danny said that the league is unfair and Tranmere, Ipswich and Gillingham are the three teams to benefit.

Few teams will bang five past them again.

12.36pm – Looks like Callum Lang is heading to Shrewsbury on loan from Wigan. That’s sure to rule out Jason Cummings moving there.

Could he be one Danny hopes to attract to Lincoln? We were in for Cummings in January but he didn’t want to drop in to League Two….

12.14pmWe’ve managed to get something together here quickly as the news is moving fast

12.08pm – Imps make a signing! It’s Jake Hesketh from Southampton. Another midfielder……

12.01pmOne out at Sunderland now; perhaps when you have the means there is a temptation to do too much business. Ethan Robson is a young midfielder they’ve chosen to loan to Grimsby. They’re surely hoping for a repeat of the Elliot Embleton success of last season.

11.36pm – Signing Connolly makes this a dead bit of news really, but Mark O’Hara is being linked with a move to Kilmarnock in the SPFL.

11.20amFirst bit of news related to us has come out; Jordan Roberts is looking likely to leave Ipswich Town. He was linked with a loan move to Colchester, but that’s fallen through after they signed Theo Robinson.

Ipswich are one of Danny’s friends, are they not?

Courtesy Graham Burrell

11.03am – Told you; Sunderland have made a signing. Laurens De Bock has joined on a season-long loan from Leeds United. He’s 26, played for Belgium Under 21s and spent last season on loan with K.V. Oostende.

10.38am – It’s time for Charlie to have his first walk of the day. Expect deals by the time I’m back, it happens every deadline day.

10.32am – We have another deal. It’s Oxford United getting the shirt in the hands of a new face. They have completed the signing of winger Oussama Zamouri on a short term deal.

You know him right? Was with FC Dordrecht in the Dutch second division last season…. no?

10.26am – I know how you all love Mansfield so much; they’ve agreed a season-long loan deal with Leeds United for Conor Shaughnessy. They had missed out on Jake Wright, with a deal agreed before the weekend, but it feel through after they stalled to investigate ‘other options’. Looks like the Leeds man is ‘other options’.

10.15am – We have a departure in our division; Ross Wallace has left Fleetwood after the completion of his short-term deal.

9.45am – Doncaster are keen on adding yet another Premier League striker to their ranks. They’ve already got Niall Ennis and Kazaiah Sterling on loan from the top flight, but they’re now thought to be keen on Leon Clarke as well, according to reports.

9.23am – The big rumours this morning see Bolton singing Sheff United’s Jake Wright, Jason Cummings leaving Forest for Shrewsbury and Celtic’s £30,000 per week Scott Sinclair moving to Sunderland.

8.41am – JOHN AKINDE MOVES TO SALFORD!! Only joking. The amount of people ‘ITK’ this weekend though did have me falling about laughing. Whenever there is a deadline day it seems someone takes a player that the fans unfairly pick on, adds the word ‘Salford’ and everyone believes it.

I’m not sure you’ll see much going through this morning, but we had to kick off with something, right?

If you’ve not read Danny’s comments about today’s action, you’ll find them here.


8.40am – Morning all – it’s almost 9 am and we’re back on the live blog for Deadline Day. You’ll be able to find most of the League One and League Two news on here during the day, but the likelihood is it’ll all be done when I take the dog for a walk.

I’m with you until five this evening, so if you’re keen to spend all day looking at Newport making signings whilst seeing that Akinde to Salford rumours were nothing but guff, then you’re in the right place…..

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