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Chesterfield sack Saunders

Dean Saunders had only been in charge for six months Credit: PA

Chesterfield have sacked manager Dean Saunders.

The former Doncaster Rovers boss only appointed in May, but the club are 16th in the table after Saturday's 4-0 home defeat by Swindon Town.

The Welshman lost 11 of his 20 league games in charge, and the Spireites are only four points above the relegation zone.

The club thanked Saunders for his efforts and added:

We will not be rushed into making a decision on a new manager.

– Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen


Liam Bridcutt joins Leeds United on loan

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Liam Bridcutt has joined Leeds United on loan from Sunderland. The 26-year old heads to Elland Road where he could make his debut in the Championship fixture against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Bridcutt arrived on Wearside in January 2014 and has made 36 appearances for the Black Cats since signing from Brighton and Hove Albion.

Former Brighton winger Will Buckley who had been on loan at Leeds, will now return to the Stadium of Light.

Young goalkeeper leaves Leeds United to return to America

Young American goalkeeper Charlie Horton has been forced to cut short his Leeds United contract and return home due to a private family matter.


Charlie, a summer signing from Cardiff City, had featured twice for the Under-21s and was the substitute ‘keeper for Leeds' last seven matches.

The club said that the 21-year-old was leaving Elland Road with support and best wishes from both owner Massimo Cellino and head coach Steve Evans.

I’ve had to leave because of a private family matter back home. I ask people to respect my privacy while I handle it, as it is not a short-term matter.

I would like to thank all the fans for the amazing support and welcome they have shown me here. I’m disappointed that it’s over so soon, but Leeds will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ll always follow each game from across the pond. I wish them all the best.”

– Charlie Horton

Halifax Town dismiss boss Darren Kelly

FC Halifax Town have sacked manager Darren Kelly.

Darren Kelly lasted just four months at Oldham Athletic Credit: Press Association

The former Oldham Athletic manager took up the position at The Shay at the beginning of October - following the dismissal of Neil Aspin.

During Kelly's reign, the club lost 7-1 to Cheltenham Town.


Rotherham sign Best on season loan

Rotherham United have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland international Leon Best on a deal until the end of the season.

Leon Best has signed for the Millers until the end of the season Credit: Press Association

The 29-year-old forward has impressed Millers boss Neil Redfearn following a trial spell with the club, after previously representing fellow Sky Bet Championship club Blackburn Rovers

The experienced operator agreed terms with the club after completing formalities at the New York Stadium this afternoon.

It is a great signing for us, he has undoubted quality, he has played at the highest level and there are still plenty of years left in him.

– Neil Redfearn

Leeds owner Cellino's disqualification postponed

Cellino now will be allowed to run the club until his appeal is heard by the Football League. Credit: PA

Massimo Cellino's disqualification as a director of Leeds United has been postponed.

Cellino now will be allowed to run the club until his appeal is heard by the Football League.

The Italian was banned last month after being found guilty of an offence under Italian tax legislation relating to the non-payment of VAT on the importation of a Land Rover vehicle.

Since then he has stated that he is willing to sell the club and agreed a deal in principle to allow supporters' group, Leeds Fans United to buy his controlling stake.

He has since turned his back on that deal and is now talking to other interested parties.

Tigers fear Meyler could miss two months after training clash

Hull midfielder David Meyler could miss up to two months after sustaining a knee injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.

David Meyler could be out for two months after getting injured on international duty Credit: Press Association

The 26-year-old has suffered a tear to his medial ligament after colliding with Stoke defender Marc Wilson during a training session ahead of Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off.

The club posted the injury update on their official website, with their doctors predicting Meyler will be out for up to eight weeks.

Meyler has scored three goals for the table-topping Tigers this season as Steve Bruce's side look to gain promotion back to the top-flight at the first time of asking.

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