WHILE away your Thursday lunchtime with Link Sport’s weekday Gossip Column, catching up on all the latest news from across the division…
FORMER Bristol City midfielder Paul Hartley has turned down the opportunity to manage Cardiff City. (Bristol Post)
EOIN Doyle became the first Chesterfield player to ever score consecutive hat-tricks when he netted a second successive treble against Preston North End on Tuesday. (Derbyshire Times)
ROTHERHAM United’s Febian Brandy has joined Crewe Alexandra on a one-month emergency loan deal. (Rotherham Advertiser)
BRISTOL City manager Steve Cotterill says he has no intention of entering the loan market just yet. (Bristol Post)
A FAN was detained by police yesterday following an allegation of racial abuse towards a Peterborough player during the League One clash with Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday night. (Morning Star)
NATHAN Clarke has offered complete support for Russell Slade and the captain underlined the manager deserves to stay in charge at Brisbane Road. (Epping Forest Guardian)
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson is being lined up by Cardiff City as a replacement for the outgoing Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. (Daily Star)
NOTTS County are optimistic captain Hayden Mullins will be back fit quickly.
The Magpies’ skipper has missed their last two games, which Notts have drawn against Peterborough United and Leyton Orient, with a leg injury. (Nottingham Post)
MICKY Adams has stepped down as Port Vale manager, ending his five years with the club .
The manager made his decision following talks with chairman Norman Smurthwaite this morning. (Stoke Sentinel)
SHEFFIELD United will await the results of a scan on Jose Baxter’s injured hamstring before deciding whether to step-up their pursuit of Steve Davies. (Sheffield Star)
YEOVIL Town manager Gary Johnson has ruled out further signings unless attendances improve or he is able to trim back his current squad. (Western Daily Press)