The League Two season got off to an explosive start this weekend with a glut of goals, red cards and action.
Cambridge United took part in the only 0-0 draw of the EFL campaign, underlining their need for a new signing up front. They’ve rectified that today which is where we start our round-up of the latest transfer news.
Cambridge United have moved to secure veteran striker Marc Richards on a six-month deal, as revealed by their official site.
The 37-year-old scored four times for Swindon last season and makes the U’s his eighth permanent club of a career spanning some 638 matches.
In that time he’s bagged 191 goals, many of which came during a prolific stay with Port Vale.
Port Vale have also boosted their ranks today by signing Alex Hurst from non league side Bradford Park Avenue, as reported by the Stoke Sentinel.
Hurst won’t be making an appearance any time soon though; he’s been loaned back to the National League North side for the first six months of the season.
“He’s worked hard and deserves everything he’s got,” said BPA manager Garry Thompson. “Whilst we naturally want to keep our best players, the transfer shows that we are committed to developing talent.”
Swindon Town are hoping to add Motherwell keeper Trevor Carson to their squad, as reported by Alan Nixon.
The Northern Ireland international spent much of last season out of action in the SPFL and is thought to be open to a move south of the border.
The former Sunderland trainee counts Lincoln City, Brentford and Hartlepool amongst his former employers.
Aston Villa midfielder Lewis Brunt has returned to the Premier League side after Carlisle United decided he wasn’t ready for League Two football, as reported by Birmingham Live.
He’s been on a two-week trial with the Cumbrians, but won’t be remaining at Brunton Park for any longer.
“We were actually encouraged by the improvements that he was making,” said Carlisle boss Pressley. “But we just feel, physically, he is not quite ready yet. He is only 18.”