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Stevenage beat the deadline to sign duo on loan

Callum McFadzean. Credit: PA

Stevenage have beaten the loan deadline to sign Sheffield United winger Callum McFadzean and Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe until January.

McFadzean is the younger brother of MK Dons defender Kyle and helped Burton Albion gain promotion to League One last season.

Crowe is yet to make his first team debut for Ipswich, but has previously featured for Woking.


Colchester United manager Tony Humes leaves the club by mutual consent

Tony Humes. Credit: PA

Colchester United manager Tony Humes has left the club by mutual consent.

The news was confirmed at a press conference this afternoon.

The U's have decided to act following Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to bottom club Crewe Alexandra, where they threw away a two-goal lead.

Colchester have only won one of their last nine league games, and have conceded more goals than any other team in the Football League.

How many goals Colchester United have conceded so far this season.

Humes leaves Colchester in 19th place in League One and just a point outside the relegation zone.

Chairman Robbie Cowling had previously told fans asking for Humes to be sacked to "save their stamps" after several supporters wrote to him asking for a change in management.

Assistant boss Richard Hall and under 21s manager John McGreal will take charge of Saturday's trip to Burton.

"Humes felt that his presence was becoming detrimental to the club and the young players that he had nurtured in his time at the U's and it would be best to remove himself from the equation.

Robbie (Cowling) would like to place on record his thanks to Tony for his hard work, not only over the past fourteen months but throughout the years he has been at Colchester United."

– Colchester United statement

Ipswich Town midfielder Hyam joins Rotherham United on loan

Luke Hyam in action for Ipswich Town against Southampton. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam has joined Championship rivals Rotherham United on loan until January.

The 24-year-old has recently returned from a long-term injury, and will be hoping to get some first team action under his belt in Yorkshire.

Hyam will stay with the Millers until January 23, but Town have the option to recall him at 24 hours notice after 28 days of the loan.

“I spoke to my agent and the Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy and they told me that Rotherham were interested in taking me on loan

They asked me what I thought and I was keen to come straight away. I always look forward to a challenge. I’ve never moved previously. I’ve always played at Ipswich all my career but I just need to play some games now so this is a great opportunity.”

– Luke Hyam


Northampton council confident of getting money back

Northampton Town's stadium Credit: ITV Anglia.

Northampton Borough Council says it's confident it'll get its money back after agreeing a deal over the 10 million pounds it lent to the football club.

An agreement was reached yesterday which will see that debt repaid by transferring development land around the stadium to the council. It means the council will seek to adjourn the administration hearing scheduled for Friday.

Councillor Mary Markham says the deal should suit both club and taxpayers.

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