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Last updated : 20 June 2005 By Smallsy
- The Tikes are currently chasing Wrexham's out of contract Juan Ugarte although Oldham are also interested the Spanish player is believed to be favouring a move back to his native Spain.

Bradford - Harbour View FC's Damion Stewart has revealed within the last week that a he has agreed a deal with the Bantams following Countryman Donovan Ricketts to Yorkshire.

Chesterfield - The Spireites were boosted this week as they won the race for Manfield's Colin Larkin ahead of Darlington and Chester. The player who fell out with Carlton Palmer last season has targeted a first team place after signing a two year deal.

Colchester - This week they have spent most of their time denying speculation that Greg Halford is set to leave Layer Road. After impressive performances for the England U'20's Hull were set to be interested but no official offers have been made yet.

Doncaster - Boss Dave Penney has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant job at Derby County saying that he's prefer to win promotion with his Doncaster side.

Gillingham - After being relegated from the Championship Gillingham boss Paul Scally is planning extensive changes to his squad, targeting seven to ten new players which he intends to sign over the summer.

Hartlepool - Martin Scott was this week named as the clubs new manager on a full time basis, he took over from Neale Cooper in May and helped the club to the Playoff final in the same month.

Huddersfield - Pater Jackson his revealed this his summer transfer shopping is almost over, with 25 players in his squad after signing one new player on Monday the boss feels that competition within it will be healthier than ever.

MK Dons - Looking to build after last season the Dons have signed Wigan's Paul Mitchell who spent last season on loan to the club, Danny Wilson said that he is looking for experience to help the club hold onto their League One status again this season.

Nottingham Forest - Fellow League One club Southend have warned the club off top scorer Freddy Eastwood after his impressive performances throughout 2004/05, though the player himself has reveavealed he will only leave is a top Premiership club offered him a contract.

Oldham - In a bid to gain promotion next season, the club have given up their bid to sign Sheffield United's Luke Beckett after their offer for the player was rejected, they are now turning their attention to Juan Ugarte of Wrexham.

Rotherham - The Millers look set to lose Goalkeeper Mike Pollitt to Premiership Wigan after negotiations were completed this week. The fee is yet to be decided but Rotherham will be looking for a substantial fee so that they can purchase a replacement in the close season.

Scunthorpe - Much travelled striker Tommy Johnson has been signed by the Irons from Sheffield United. The 34 year old was told his contract would not be renewed and was more than happy to join the League One club on a one year initial deal.

Southend - Tes Bramble this week joined relegated Stockport Country from Southend. The 24 year old was interesting several League Two clubs and after a loan spell with Cambridge last year decided to turn down a move to them in favour of County.

Swansea - The promoted club have been handed a boost this morning as hard working manager Kenny Jacket was rewarded with a new contract at the Vetch, the extension to his current deal runs till 2008.

Swindon - Sam Parkin's future is set to be decided within the next few days according to the club, the player has been attracting interest from Hull City as well as a number of other Championship clubs and an unnamed Premiership one.