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Exeter City's transfer embargo lifted

Exeter City have signed former Preston striker Graham Cummins. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Exeter City's transfer embargo has just been lifted after the club repaid a short-term loan.

City have been unable to sign and register any players this summer after the Professional Footballers' Association provided help with running costs.

But they've already moved fast and signed former Preston striker Graham Cummins who could play in tomorrow's Devon derby against Plymouth Argyle.

We’re pleased to report that the funds have been put in place and that both the PFA and Football League have confirmed that the embargo can now be lifted.

It won’t mean an influx of players to St James Park but it will mean the manager will be able to do a little bit of business.

It has been achieved and everyone at the club is delighted, and now we need to move on.

– Vice-chairman Julian Tagg

Argyle knocked out of cup on penalties

Tonight's results.

Plymouth Argyle have been knocked out of the League Cup on penalties, as all our sides crashed out.

After going two goals down to Leyton Orient, Reuben Reid scored twice to take the game into extra time. After falling behind again, Carl McHugh made it 3-3. But the League One side won 6-5 on sudden death spot-kicks.

Elsewhere, Exeter City lost 2-0 at home to Championship side Bournemouth.

Yeovil Town lost 2-1 at home to League One rivals Gillingham.

And Torquay United have won their first game in the Conference. They beat Welling 3-0 thanks to goals from Ryan Bowman, Courtney Cameron and Toby Ajala.


Exeter City's Chief Executive resigns

The football season gets underway tomorrow for all of our professional sides - and today we look at the hopes for Exeter City.

It's been a turbulent summer at St James Park. The club has run out of cash, and been banned from signing any new players.

Today the Chief Executive resigned - following other senior management out of the door - as the season begins in crisis.

Seth Conway reports:


Torquay's Chris Hargreaves hopeful for young team

For United fans last season was a painful one - with relegation from League 2 taking them into the conference.

But as pre-seasons go there's plenty to be optimistic about at Torquay. Striker Ryan Bowman sent United on their way to victory in Saturday's friendly at Exeter City as what is now a new and youthful Gulls side will be very competitive in the Football Conference.

In the latest of our previews of all our main teams, we look at their prospects for the new season. Here is our full interview with manager Chris Hargreaves.

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Yeovil hoping to bounce back after relegation

It's three days and counting to the start of the new football season. As part of our series of profiles of all our main teams - today we look at the prospects for Yeovil Town.

This time a year ago the team was buoyant after promotion to the Championship, but relegation followed, and Town are now back in League One.

Tim Walsh reports:

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