GET a taste of what’s going on in the League One world this Monday morning with Link Sport’s daily gossip column…
PHIL Parkinson is weighing up whether or not to dip into the loan market to reinforce his Bradford City squad.
He said: “We need to look at the lads who’ve got the knocks first. We’ll see the extent of those and then decide what we are going to do.” (Bradford Telegraph & Argus)
BRISTOL City defender Aden Flint has said that the club feel they are in with a realistic shot of winning the League One title.
"I don’t think we can be talking about that (promotion) yet, but we are second and we don’t want to drop. We want to be challenging for the title this season and there is no point in hiding away from that,” he said. (Bristol Post)
CRAWLEY Town boss John Gregory said he was "embarrassed" by his team’s performance after their 4-0 thrashing by Rochdale.
Gregory said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in a game where I’ve lost at home by that score.
"The fans were singing that they were embarrassed. I am more embarrassed than they are.” (Sky Sports)
DONCASTER Rovers’ poor home form is a tactical issue and nothing to do with psychology, according to James Coppinger.
The midfielder said: “I definitely don’t think it’s anything psychological. It’s more a tactics thing and the way teams are setting up against us at the Keepmoat.” (South Yorkshire Times)
GILLINGHAM’S leading scorer Danny Kedwell will find out the seriousness of his knee injury on Monday.
The 31-year-old, who has scored four goals in the opening seven games of the campaign, missed Friday night’s 1-0 defeat at Coventry. (Kent Messenger)
HARTLEPOOL United will not benefit from a lump sum payment following the transfer of star striker Luke James to Peterborough United, according to chairman Ken Hodcroft.
Writing in his programme column, Hodcroft reflected on the Deadline Day move: “The best deal that HUFC could therefore get from Peterborough was finally agreed on transfer deadline day but funds are only going to be paid to HUFC over the next 18 months – so once again media reports regarding a lump sum of money that the club are getting are incorrect and, in reality, all of the funds cannot all be available at this time to be used accordingly.” (Hartlepool Mail)
PRESTON North End’s Callum Woods is pleased with his side’s start to the season.
He said: “I think we have started the season reasonably well.We have won a few games and drawn a few – we are still unbeaten. Some of the games which we drew maybe we should have won and that is frustrating.
“But overall, I think that things are going okay and there is something good to build on.” (Lancashire Evening Post)
HARRY Maguire appears unlikely to return to Sheffield United from Hull City this year.
The Blades sold the defender to the Premier League club in the summer but manager Nigel Clough is keen to bring him back on loan.
“Harry is Hull City’s player and so it would be disrespectful to discuss him in detail,” United’s managing director Mal Branningan said. “But if the opportunity to speak with him did materialise then it’s one we would accept.” (Sheffield Star)
YEOVIL Town manager Gary Johnson has hit back at criticism of him following his recent spat with the Glovers’ board.
Johnson is due to meet club directors today to discuss recent events at Huish Park, where he was upset by the failure to sign a player on Deadline Day.
"Don’t chastise me for chasing the board, as they would soon call me and ask why we are bottom of the league.” (Western Gazette)