Alfreton, Telford, Barrow, Braintree, Cambridge United and Dartford – Pre season so far

An update of the  ins, outs and shaping squads for Alfreton, Telford, Barrow, Braintree,  Cambridge United and Dartford up to and including 1st July

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Alfreton Town FC.svgAlfreton Town

Latest Gossip – Anton Brown has penned a new one-year.  Rob Brookes has been named as the best groundsman in the Football Conference. Defender Greg Young moves to to Gainsborough. Nicky Law talking to Macc Town striker Ben Tomlinson. New Training facilities courtesy of a joint venture with Somerlea Park Community Centre. Adie Hawes leaves for Worksop. Manager Nicky Law is after a keeper or 2. He feels survival this season will be a tough ask given the wage demands and big money deals in BSP this summer. bought 500 new seats from owners of Kettering’s ex ground at Rockingham Road to replace old black ones in Tom McRoy stand.

Transfers –

Out – Jamie Mullan to Stalybridge Celtic

Out – Young to Gainsborough

Out – Adie Hawes to Worksop

Out – Nathan Jarman to Chester

Released – goalkeeper Dan Lowson and winger Jamie Mullan. and central midfield man Nicky Deverdics,
New deals – 2 year deal for Darran Kempson & Daniel Meadows, 19, & 1 year for Josh Law, Connor Franklin and Leigh Franks.

In negotiation Nathan Arnold

Goalkeepers 18 Ross Turner

Defenders – 2 Josh Law 3 Connor Franklin 4 Theo Streete 5 – 6 Matt Wilson 12 Leigh Franks, 24 Niklaus Kudiersky 25 Adam Quinn 26 Darren Kempson

Midfielders – 7 Anton Brown 8 Jake Moult 11 Nathan Arnold, Daniel Meadows

Strikers – 9 Paul Clayton 10 Chris Senior 15 Anthony Wilson

Telford United.pngAFC Telford United

Latest Gossip – Released Ashley Cain’s deal with TranCS Gaz Metan Medias is off as he reurns to UK for an op on a ruptured achilles tendon. Andy Proudlock turns down new deal and leaves for Chester City. Chairman Lee Carter has been voted on to the Football Conference Board. Fans to get a place on the club’s board, Telford are after Briscoe from Kidderminster. Proudlock turns down deal. Salmon vows to fight tooth & nail to retain his place as Sinton eyes defensive targets.


Transfers –
IN- central defender Michael Briscoe
Out – Proudlock to Chester City

IN-Luke Hubbins has joined from Birmingham City

OUT-Stockport County have signed Sean Newton on a 1 year.

OUT-Former midfielder Jon Adams joins Nuneaton

OUT-Former skipper Shane Killock has joined Harrogate

Former defender Carl Rodgers has joined Altrincham


Released –

Ashley Cain; Shane Killock; Jon Adams; Carl Rodgers; Robbie Williams & Ryan Robinson
Kyle Perry back at Imps for now
Signed –

1 year deals for Richard Davies, Chris Blackburn, Steve Jones, Ryan Young, Nathan Rooney, Dan Preston, Phil Trainer and Steve Jones Ryan Valentine & Will Salmon,

Chris Sharp is contracted for 2012/13.

New deals on table – Nathan Rooney;


Goalkeepers Ryan Young

Defenders – CB – Michael Briscoe. RB – Luke Hubbins, Ryan Valentine, Will Salmon, CB – Dan Preston, CB – Chris Blackburn, Steven Kinniburgh

Midfielders – Jay Smith, Phil Trainer, Nathan Rooney, Richard Davies

Strikers – Chris Sharpe, Steve Jones,

Barrow AFC Logo No Background.pngBarrow

Gossip – Former Macc Captain & Centre-back Paul Morgan invited for pre-season training. Richie Baker signs new 1 year deal.Box-to-box midfielder and free Agent (Released this summer by Gateshead) Kris Gate looks set to join. Skelton made Captain for 2012/13. Barrow and Grimsby have avoided a tribunal over striker Andy Cook after the Mariners agreed to pay an undisclosed fee. Manager Dave Baylisswell on way to his planned 19 man squad as Richard Baker set to sign new deal when he returns from holiday. Macc Town captain & centre-half Paul Morgan in talks. Paul Rutherford has signed a new one-year deal.
IN- Matt Flynn from Fleetwood.
OUT – winger Jack Mackreth to Macclesfield on a one-year deal.
OUT- Andy Cook to Grimsby Town
Released – Phil Bolland, Andy Nicholas, Kelvin Lomax, Cliff Moyo & Paul Smith, Robin Hulbert and Andy Ferrell
New deals offered to 9 players: Danny Hurst and Shaun Pearson, defenders Gavin Skelton and Mike Pearson, midfielders Richie Baker and James Owen and striker Andy Cook,
1 year deals agreed for 9 – Forward Adam Boyes, winger Paul Rutherford, Goalkeepers Danny Hurst and Shaun Pearson; defenders Gavin Skelton, Mike Pearson and Matt Flynn and midfielders James Owen & Richie Baker


Keepers – Danny Hurst and Shaun Pearson

Defenders – Matt Flynn Gavin Skelton Shaun Pearson

Midfielders – Richie Baker and James Owen, wingers Jack Mackreth and Paul Rutherford

Strikers – Adam Boyes

 Braintreefc.pngBraintree Town

Gossip – Devonshire beats Cambridge manager Jez George in chase for 20 year old left midfielder Daniel Sparkes who joins from Histon but compensation will be due. 30/6 Alan Devonshire has invited along several trialists for this weekend.

IN- Left midfielder Daniel Sparkes from Histon.

OUT-Ben Wright has joined Forest Green Rovers
OUT-Jai Reason to Eastleigh


New deals – Kenny Davis. Nathan McDonald, Sean Marks



Keepers – Nathan McDonald

Defenders –

Midfielders – Daniel Sparkes, Kenny Davis

Strikers – Sean Marks

logoCambridge United

Latest gossip – Midfielder Adriano Moke is poised to sign from York. U’s boss Jez George rules out Wilmott return. Garner comes in from the Mariners. Keiran Murtagh set for a move to Woking. Gibson aims to prove Yeovil wrong. Gez George aiming to strengthen further . Jonathan Hedge and Rory McAuley blamed for mix-up that led to Russia’s opener in England C’s 4-0 defeat in Moscow last night.
In- Scott Garner from Grimsby Town
In- Billy Gibson from Yeovil
In- Tom Elliott from Stockport (fee not disclosed)
In- Jonathan Hedge in from Tamworth
In- Ricky Wellard from Wimbledon
29/5 New Board Members – Eddie Clark and Robert Smith
Released – Ashley Carew Danny Naisbitt, Jordan Patrick, Robert Ambrusics and Ashley Corker
Re-Signed – Adam Marriott Rory McAuley, Rossi Jarvis, Michael Gash and Liam Hughes, winger Jack Eades and left-back James Bighton
Centre-half Ryan Tafazolli could sign


Keepers – Jonathan Hedge

Defenders – LB James Bighton, Scott Garner, Kervin Roberts, James Jennings, Jonathan Thorpe, Josh Coulson, Michael Wylde, Rory McAuley, Blaine Hudson,

Midfielders – wingers Billy Gibson & Jack Eades, Rossi Jarvis, Ricky Wellard, Luke Allen, Tom Shaw, Kieran Murtagh, Harison Dunk, Luke Berry, Liam Hurst.

Strikers – Adam Marriott, Ryan Charles, Michael Gash, Liam Hughes, Andy Pugh, Tom Elliott

Dartford FC

Latest Gossip – Keeper Deren Ibrahim has joined Maidstone and Paul Goodacre leaves for AFC Hornchurch. Jacob Erskine and skipper Elliot Bradbrook pen 1 year deals
OUT-Paul Goodacre to AFC Hornchurch
OUT-Deren Ibrahim to Maidstone


New deals – Jacob Erskine and Elliot Bradbrook, Danny Harris, Lee Noble, Ryan Hayes, Deren Ibrahim, Louis Wells, Lee Burns, Tom Bonner, Adam Green, Tom Champion, James Rogers & Jon Wallis
Released – Richard Graham, Matt Jones & Paul Goodacre

Goalkeepers – Louis Wells, Deren Ibrahim

Defenders – Tom Bonner, Adam Green,

Midfielders – Elliott Bradbrook, Tom Champion, Lee Noble, Ryan Hayes, James Rogers, Jon Wallis, George Monger, Lee Burns

Strikers Danny Harris, Jacob Erskine, Tony Garrod

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