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Former Manchester United youngster Will Keane has extended his Wigan Athletic contract until the end of the season.
Fleetwood Town have agreed new contracts with Carl Johnston and Shayden Morris. 18 year old Johnston is now tied down until 2022, while Morris, who is a year older, has a year longer contract.
Perr Schuurs has extended his Ajax contract until 2025.
Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Quinn has signed for Burton Albion on loan from Mansfield Town. Also joining Burton Albion is free agent forward Josh Parker, who left Wycombe Wanderers.
West Ham United have recalled Dan Kemp from his loan spell with Blackpool and then immediately sold the midfielder to Leyton Orien for an undisclosed fee.
Port Vale have taken Kurtis Guthrie on loan from Bradford City.
Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts has moved to Salford City on loan.
Following his exit from Birmingham City, David Davis has signed for former club Shrewsbury Town as a free agent.
Rotherham United forward Kyle Vassell has signed for Fleetwood Town on loan.
Olly Lee has returned to Gillingham on loan from Heart of Midlothian.
Steven Lawless has returned to his first club Motherwell after being allowed to leave Burton Albion for family reasons.
Brighton & Hove Albion striker Viktor Gyokeres has signed for Coventry City on loan.
Swansea City have paid an undisclosed fee for Huddersfield Town’s goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
Aberdeen goalkeeper Tomas Cerny has retired from playing due to a knee problem.
Inter Milan forward Sebastiano Esposito has signed for Venezia on loan.
Kendall Watson has made a free transfer to Saprissa from FC Cincinnati.
Elche have signed Girona left-back Johan Mojica on loan.
Red Bull Salzburg have loaned Jerome Onguene to Genoa.
Atletico Madrid youngster Borja Garces has joined Fuenlabrada on loan.
1.FC Cologne winger Christian Clemens has signed for SV Darmstadt on a free transfer.
Pisa have signed Juventus goalkeeper Stefano Gori on loan.
SPAL have released Montenegrian winger Marko Jankovic.
Lens winger Cyrille Bayala has signed for AC Ajaccio on a free transfer.
Everton’s teenage defender Jarrad Branthwaite has signed for Blackburn Rovers on loan.
Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill is the latest manager to test positive for CV and have to hand over control of the first team while he isolates. New Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, fresh from winning his first ever trophy, has also contracted the virus and had to enter isolation.
Unsurprisingly Wayne Rooney has been confirmed as permanent manager of Derby County and announced his official retirement from playing.
Republic of Ireland international winger James McClean has been suspended for allegedly breaking the football bubble by training in a private gym away from the club. Gyms are closed by the government under current lockdown rules.
Kilmarnock and St Mirren have won their appeals against 3-0 defeats that were handed to them due to CV regulation breaches. Their initial £40,000 each fines have been halved, with half of that suspended and the three games concerned will now be rescheduled.
Bradford City v Crawley Town is off due to snow. Referee Bobby Madley said: “The roads around the ground do not look or feel safe.” Also in Yorkshire, Harrogate Town against Exeter City is off due to the snow.
In the English Championship the game between Queens Park Rangers and Wycombe Wanderers is the latest to fall victim to the pandemic. The match at QPR’s Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium has been postponed after Wanderers were hit by an outbreak.
Pirates Considering Bus Alternative
Bristol Rovers are looking into scrapping the use of a team bus to travel to away games in order to prevent the potential spread of the current virus. Manager Paul Tisdale told the BBC: “We’ve got to be so careful. We’re even talking about now, for away travel, not having a team coach and going independently. I’d love it if football can continue through to the end of the season, we’ve got to do everything we can to make that happen.” Rovers recently had to postpone two matches due to an outbreak and have already implemented increased hygiene protocols.
Latics Have 11 Buyers
The administrators of Wigan Athletic have revealed that there are 11 parties interested in taking over the troubled club. Their statement revealed: “We are in discussions with these parties and they are performing due diligence which involves reviewing documentation within the data room and making further enquiries to the administrators. Exclusivity has not been granted to any party and we have updated the EFL on the position.”
Auckland Withdraw From World Cup
Oceania’s representative in the forthcoming Club World Cup, due to take place in Qatar next month, has withdrawn. Auckland City could not find a way to make the tournament due to New Zealand’s restrictions to avoid the spread of the current pandemic in the island country. Auckland will not be replaced in the tournament, which will just be reduced to six clubs.
Written by Tris Burke January 16 2021 06:18:48