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.
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.
In football, it's the first round of the Capital One Cup tonight. Exeter City host Championship side Bournemouth, while Plymouth Argyle entertain Leyton Orient at Home Park. Yeovil Town play Gillingham.
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