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League Two transfer round-up: Cambridge Utd table offers, Bolton eye deals, Newport County deal, Cheltenham plot move

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The transfer deadline is a matter of days away now and though we’re in unprecedented circumstances there’s still bound to be a lot of business done in League Two.

The fourth tier always has plenty of moving and shaking going on and there are rumours surrounding most clubs in the division.

Here, then, we take a look at some of the latest transfer stories concerning the league…

Cambridge eye defenders

Cambridge United are looking to bring in defensive recruits as they bid to bolster their promotion push.

It’s been a fine season for the U’s and they’ve tabled offers for two defenders, as per the Cambridge Independent.

United are a little short on centre-backs at the moment and hope to change that by deadline day, though it’s unlikely the deals will be done before their clash with Crawley Town.

Bolton want two

Bolton Wanderers are also hoping to bring in two new faces before the end of the window, though Ian Evatt says his side will not be held to ransom.

The Trotters boss said via the Manchester Evening News: “Obviously we want these players, but we’re not going to be held to ransom, number one, and number two, we have to make sure that the deals are right for the football club, within our means and within the salary cap.”

Sam Smith off to Cheltenham

Reading forward Sam Smith is set to head west to join Cheltenham Town on loan, as per Get Reading.

The 22-year-old striker has been on a number of loans during his time on the Royals’ books and is behind the likes of Lucas Joao and Yakou Meite in the pecking order.

He’s been in decent form at u23 level this season and will be eager to spur on the Robins in their promotion challenge.

Ward swaps Grecians for Pompey

Exeter City have seen goalkeeper Lewis Ward head to Portsmouth on a permanent deal, as per Devon Live.

Pompey needed a new stopper thanks to Alex Bass’ injury and have plumped for Ward, who is part of their squad for the trip to Charlton this weekend.

Exeter boss Matt Taylor said: “We wish Lewis all the best. He has been really unlucky because the last two seasons have panned out the same for him – he starts the season performing really well and then picks up a serious injury.

“Lewis felt he needed an opportunity somewhere else, and when a team like Portsmouth comes knocking, it suggests it’s a great opportunity and one he wanted to pursue.”

Telford completes Newport County move

Finally, Dom Telford has joined Newport County from Plymouth Argyle.

Plymouth Live has reported that the fee is undisclosed and he should prove a hit at Rodney Parade.

He has experience of winning promotion both with Bury and Plymouth during his time working with Ryan Lowe and Newport will be keen to see him bring that knowhow to southern Wales.


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