The summer sun might be drenching the country in warmth, but that won’t stop clubs furiously battling to add to their squads before the season starts.
We start out round-up with a bizarre transfer for a player who only joined one club earlier this summer, but has already left to find another employer.
Winger Nathan Thomas has had his loan with Gillingham terminated on compassionate grounds after his family struggled to settle in the south.
He only joined the League One side three weeks ago, but he’s now set to link up with Carlisle United, as reported by the Kent Messenger.
“He was one of my main targets and we were obviously disappointed when he initially went to Gillingham,” said a delighted Cumbrians boss Steven Pressley.
The former Sunderland trainee has signed a two-year deal with ambitious Salford City after leaving Swindon Town last season.
The 23-year-old started just eight matches for the Robins and counts Coleraine and Kilmarnock amongst his former clubs. He’s delighted to have signed for the Football League’s newest club.
“It’s a great feeling,” he said. “Something which I wanted to be a part of, a great club which is on the rise and there are some really good people.”
Glasgow Rangers striker Andrew Dallas has joined Cambridge United on trial with a view to a loan move, as reported by the Cambridge News.
The 20-year-old has previously had loan spells with Stenhousemuir and Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton.
He’s yet to make a senior appearance for the Ibrox giants.
Richie Wellens has been lamenting his luck in the transfer market after admitting Swindon have missed out on one of their striker targets.
The former Oldham boss believes the wages being paid out by his rivals are too high, but they’re costing him players.
“I lost out on a striker I thought I was close to getting, and I lost out on him by a thousand pounds (per week),” he told the Swindon Advertiser.
“Some of the clubs in our league are spending three or four thousand – maybe even a bit more – each week on players. We cannot pay that.”