Keep up to date with all the latest news in League One on this fine Wednesday morning with the Link Sport Gossip Column…
BARNSLEY’S Kane Hemmings believes all four forwards at the club can complement each other.
Hemmings is in competition for one of two positions in the Barnsley forward line along with Leroy Lita, Sam Winnall and loanee Devante Cole.
He said: “I think we all want to be in the box and getting the goals. But everyone knows if you’re playing up in a two that one of you needs to sit in and do a job. I don’t think anyone is against doing that and I think once you get on the pitch you can develop those partnerships. I think all four of us can easily play together and easily score goals.” (South Yorkshire Times)
CHESTERFIELD manager Paul Cook is set to dip into the loan market for cover at centre-back.
Currently, Ian Evatt is the only experienced player in that position available to his boss. (Derbyshire Times)
COLCHESTER United have appointed Ipswich Town legend Steve McCall as their new head scout, as new boss Tony Humes continues to reshape his backroom staff.
McCall, who left his scouting position at Portman Road in June after 13 years on Town’s staff, has taken over from Brian Owen as the U’s head of senior scouting. (Daily Gazette)
ADAM Barton appears to have been given a lifeline at Coventry City.
Having almost had his contract terminated on Deadline Day, Barton is closing in on a first-team return, with manager Steven Pressley saying: “Adam is back in full training so he will be part of the group again moving forward and he needs games now.” (Coventry Telegraph)
DEFENDER Stephane Zubar has returned to Bournemouth after Crewe Alexandra made the decision to end their interest in his services following a trial. (Crewe Alexandra)
NOTTS County forward Jimmy Spencer has thanked the club’s fans for their support during his recovery from an ACL injury.
“I was devastated at first and my head was all over, but I’ve got round that and I’m ready to crack on," he said. “I’d like to thank all the supporters for all their messages on social media, they’ve been great with me since I arrived here. Thanks for sticking by me and I will be back to where I was soon." (Notts County)
PRESTON North End captain John Welsh knows he will have to be patient if he wants to force his way back into the side.
“When you are not in the side it is just a case of being professional and continuing to do the right things in training,” he said. “You make sure you stay right and prepare well during the week ready for when you are called on.” (Lancashire Evening Post)
YOUTH team striker Kyle Wootton looks set to link up with the Scunthorpe United first-team squad more often as the Iron look to realise the potential of another of their bright young talents. (Scunthorpe Telegraph)
SHEFFIELD United defender Andy Butler is wanted by both Crewe Alexandra and Walsall. (Sheffield Star)