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League Two transfer round-up: Leeds man signs for Salford, Watters set for Championship move, Bradford striker departs



Yesterday was a quiet day for League Two clubs in the January transfer window, as many teams are struggling to do business due to the current financial climate in football.

But some major moves have been made today in the fourth tier of English football, including a high-profile departure which is set to happen.

Let’s look at what has transpired today at the likes of Crawley, Bradford, Salford and Leyton Orient.

Max Watters

After scoring 13 goals in 15 games for Crawley since joining in October, Watters was always going to attract interest from bigger clubs this month.

And it looks as though Cardiff are set to pip their biggest rivals Swansea to the signing of the 21-year-old, as reported by Football Insider.

It represents a gamble by the Bluebirds but it’s a position they need to strengthen, but if Watters is the natural goalscorer he looks like, then he should have no issues with stepping up two levels.

Robbie Gotts

The versatile Gotts has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at League One table-toppers Lincoln, but he’s struggled to break into the starting line-up – which is no surprise given the form Michael Appleton’s men are in.

Leeds have now sought a new temporary deal for the 21-year-old, and they’ve found it at Salford City, who Gotts will link up with for the rest of the season.

Gotts will strengthen the Ammies’ hand in both the centre of midfield and all down the right-hand side of the pitch, and he may prove to be a crucial piece of Salford’s promotion puzzle.

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Kurtis Guthrie

After finding game-time hard to come by this season, Guthrie departed Bradford City by mutual consent earlier today – and it didn’t take him long to find a new club.

He’s been snapped up by manager-less Port Vale on a deal until the end of the current campaign, and more than anything he will be looking to prove he deserves a long-term permanent home having played for Bradford, Stevenage and Colchester in the last three years.

Dan Kemp

Another player who has struggled for minutes in the opening few months of 2020-21, Kemp was recalled by West Ham from his loan at League One Blackpool to make a permanent switch to Leyton Orient.

The 22-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at the London club and he arrives at the O’s with a lot of potential, having starred for the Hammers’ under-23 side in the Premier League 2 competition last season, scoring eight times in 15 games.

Kemp now has to prove he’s ready to play senior football consistently, and he may struggle at times due to his stature – he is just 5ft 6in tall – but he’s got all the technical ability to succeed at levels beyond League Two.

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Article title: League Two transfer round-up: Leeds man signs for Salford, Watters set for Championship move, Bradford striker departs

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