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Turner quits Shrewsbury

Graham Turner has quit as manager of League One strugglers Shrewsbury.

The veteran boss, 66, has called time on his second spell at the club with the Shrews a point above the relegation zone following a poor run of results culminating in Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham.

It's a very sad decision. It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at, it's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management, so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club.

I just felt it wasn't necessarily just Saturday. I think there's been a sequence of results where for several weeks now I thought I could improve things.

I thought I was the right man to get the results going and it hasn't materialised, so I felt that there was a need for a decision to be made.

– Graham Turner.

Man questioned over fraud

A Chinese man was detained at a League One football match by investigators probing an alleged overseas betting syndicate fraud.

He was held during the Coventry City v Crawley Town match at Sixfields Stadium in Northampton yesterday, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Sussex Police said the man was not arrested but was spoken to by the FA Fraud unit in relation to an alleged overseas betting syndicate fraud.


Thompson appreciates fan support

Joe Thompson has thanked Tranmere fans for their support in his first public interview since being diagnosed with cancer.

All I can say is thank you very, very much, it's all appreciated and I really am grateful.

It's touching and it is helping. I'm going to have down days and I'd like to think there's going to be more ups and downs. But when I flick through my phone and go on Twitter it really is nice to see (all the messages of support).

– Tranmere winger Joe Thompson speaking to the club's official website

Arsenal youngster set for Brentford

Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night. Credit: PA

League One promotion hopefuls Brentford are close to agreeing a one-month loan deal for Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom.

The teenage striker was watched by Bees boss Mark Warburton on Monday night, as he netted a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Youth Cup.

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Crawley chairman asks supporters who he should sign on Twitter

Crawley chairman Dave Pottinger took the unusual step of asking the club's fans who he should sign before landing Matt Tubbs.

Pottinger went onto Twitter over the weekend to canvas opinion among the Crawley support and the overwhelming choice was former Town striker Tubbs, who has now rejoined the club on loan from Bournemouth.

I'm no expert in social media but I often go onto the forums and do Q&As to engage with the fans, and we thought this was a way of reaching a wider base of them.

It was just a fishing line really, everyone knows we needed to enhance the side and goals have been a problem. We have scouts and an experienced manager in John Gregory but we have 20,000-odd fans so why not ask them?

A lot of supporters are treated with disrespect but they know their football. I might do it again, ask them to go down to the Conference North and find us a gem.

– Crawley chairman Dave Pottinger @crawleychairman.

Orient have to call it off

Leyton Orient's Sky Bet League One clash with Bristol City at the Matchroom Stadium on New Year's Day has been postponed due to structural damage to the stadium.

The adverse weather conditions over the festive period has left the floodlights requiring repair work.

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