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Cambridge United land Portsmouth striker McGurk

Adam McGurk has joined Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed Portsmouth striker Adam McGurk on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old only moved to Pompey last summer from Burton Albion but was placed on the transfer list.

Reflecting on last season, we felt that we required more fire power if we are to continue improving and I’m absolutely delighted we have been able to bring in Joe Pigott and now Adam McGurk.

He is a dynamic player in the way that he works his way towards the goal and from looking at his goal scoring attributes, he’s obviously had a lot of success from the middle of the park.

Adam has a flexibility to play in numerous positions, but we have brought him in as a centre forward.

– Shaun Derry, Cambridge United manager

McCarthy backs Allardyce to be a success for England

McCarthy thinks Allardyce is a good appointment. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he's "delighted" for Sam Allardyce after the former Sunderland boss was confirmed as the new England manager this afternoon.

Allardyce has signed an initial two-year deal and McCarthy is confident he will be a success.

I’m absolutely delighted for Sam, first and foremost but I’m also delighted for the LMA and all the English managers out there.

As managers, we all have to cut our teeth in the game and Sam has done that. He’s been down in the lower leagues and worked his way up and his knowledge of football is superb.

He’s a very bright guy and he will get the team working hard and giving their all. If you add a better standard of player into that mix, then that could well be a recipe for success.

I’m delighted for Sam and good luck to him.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager


Ipswich Town remaining patient in hunt for new signings

Mick McCarthy is hoping to add to his squad. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admits the club are having to play a waiting game as they look to strengthen their squad.

Town have only managed to bring in Paul Digby and Adam Webster so far, but McCarthy is confident he will be able to add to that number in the coming weeks.

It’s a waiting game as we go on.

A lot of Premier League teams took all their players away (on pre-season) so we are still waiting on that front.

There are two or three we are trying to get in and two or three loans deals as well. But we will just keep waiting on that front.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Norwich City release kit dedicated to famous 90s strip

Norwich City's new third kit is based on their famous 90s strip. Credit: Norwich City/PA

Norwich City have revealed their new third kit, with the strip taking inspiration from one of the Canaries' most famous kits from the 90s.

The new shirt is based on the club's 'egg and cress' kit from the 1992-94 seasons.

Norwich famously wore the kit when they beat Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup.

This season's third kit pays homage to the famous 1992-94 kit.

We really wanted to replicate this iconic kit using a white base to give the third kit a distinctive look.

With the introduction of a new 3D crest on all of this year's shirts, it has really moved us on from where we were and lends itself to the modern shirt.

In particular, the new crest has added that 'up-to-date' feel to the classic-looking third shirt.

I hope the fans really enjoy the kit as much as we have enjoyed designing it. The design of the 1992-94 kit has definitely divided people's opinions over the years, but it's still one of the most recognisable Norwich City kits, so we wanted to create something similar.

– Steve Balmer-Walters, Norwich City Head of Retail


Northampton Town sign Peterborough United's Beautyman

Harry Beautyman has joined Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed Peterborough United midfielder Harry Beautyman for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at Sixfields.

Beautyman made 44 appearances for Posh after joining them from Welling United.

Harry is a very good addition for us.

He is a lively character and a player who has a decent amount of experience in League One. He is also a good age, who will get better and better, and I think we are signing him at a good time.

He is a box to box midfielder who creates things, makes things happen and can score a goal or two so he will add to our attacking options.

He attracted a fair amount of interest over the summer and we are pleased we have been able to bring him to the club.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Striker Marriott extends Luton Town stay

Jack Marriott is staying at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town striker Jack Marriott has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old made a big impression at Kenilworth Road after moving to Bedfordshire last summer, finishing as the Hatters' leading scorer with 16 goals.

I’m more than happy to sign for another three years.

I’ve never been looking to leave because I’m settled at Luton Town and the club is heading in the right direction.

We’ve got all the plans for the new stadium, the manager has got high ambitions for where he wants to take the club and I want to be a part of all of that.

– Jack Marriott, Luton Town
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