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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th January 2021

Review Of The Day 6th January 2021
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Odin Bailey has extended his Birmingham City contract until 2022.

Walsall's midfield duo Liam Kinsella and Alfie Bates have signed new deals which run until 2023.

Carlisle United have given Rhys Bennett an extended contract until the end of the season.

 


Transfers

Odin Bailey has extended his loan spell with Forest Green Rovers. The Birmingham City youngster has 3 goals in 16 appearances. Leaving Forest Green is striker Josh March, who is going on loan to Harrogate Town.

Barnsley have paid an undisclosed fee for Forest Green defender Liam Kitching. Leaving Barnsley is on-loan midfielder Matty James, who has returned to parent club Leicester City.

West Bromwich Albion striker Owen Windsor has joined Newport County on loan.

Stevenage have made a triple signing. Chris Lines was signed from Northampton Town and Luke Norris from Colchester Town on permanent deals. Matty Stevens has arrived on loan from Forest Green Rovers.

Carlisle United have released striker Gavin Reilly, who has signed for Livingston.

Arsenal have extended Dan Ballard's loan with Blackpool until the end of the season.

Charlton Athletic have signed Canadian international forward Liam Millar on loan from Liverpool. They have also paid an undisclosed fee to FC Midtjylland for striker Ronnie Schwartz.

Cardiff City's goalkeeper Joe Day has joined Bristol Rovers on loan.

Swindon Town have completed the loan signing of Dominic Thompson from Brentford.

Middlesbrough have had a one-in one-out situation amongst their goalkeepers. Dejan Stojanovic has moved to St Pauli on loan, while free agent Jordan Archer has joined on a deal until the end of the season.

Leicester City striker Admiral Muskwe has joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan.

Swansea City have recalled defender Brandon Cooper from his loan at Newport County.

Millwall have loaned defender James Brown to St Johnstone.

Monza have signed defensive midfielder Matteo Scozzarella from Parma.

Hungarian side Fehervar have signed Palko Dardai from Hertha Berlin.

Will Trapp has joined Minnesota United on a free transfer from fellow Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.

MLS team Austin FC have signed Diego Fagundez from New England Revolution on a free transfer.

Getafe have released Argentine goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola.

Free agent former Leicester City midfielder Andy King has joined OH Leuven.

Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi has joined Cremonese on loan.

Racing Lens have released Cyrille Bayala.

Spezia have taken Riccardo Saponara on loan from Fiorentina.

Free agent midfielder Jordon Mutch has joined Australian A-League side Western Sydney.

Joel Asoro has returned to Swansea City after the end of his loan to Genoa.

Preston North End have signed Jayson Molumby on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

 


Injury Round-Up

Bradford City captain Richard O'Donnell is out for up to 3 months are suffering a torn thigh muscle.

Derby County are the latest English club to be hit by the virus as they confirm that "several first-team staff members and players" have tested positive. Their Moor Farm training ground has been shut.

Michael Obafemi has suffered a muscle injury in training which has ended talks over a loan move to Swansea City.

 


Managerial Changes

Former Toronto head coach Greg Vanney has been appointed by Los Angeles Galaxy. Vanney had two spells as a player for Galaxy and told the club's website: "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to coach the LA Galaxy. The LA Galaxy are an iconic club with a rich history in Los Angeles, MLS and North American soccer over the last 25 years. I want to thank Dennis te Kloese, Chris Klein, Dan Beckerman, and Mr. Anschutz for the opportunity to coach this team and represent a club so close to my heart. I am committed to working tirelessly for this club, our fans, and Los Angeles to win a championship. I look forward to this new challenge in my career and am eager to get started."

 


Disciplinary Charges

 

 

Games Off

 

 

Latics Takeover Falls Through

The takeover of Wigan Athletic by Leganes owner Felipe Moreno has collapsed. The club's administrators explained that the bid was reduced by almost half over the weeked and it would have resulted in Wigan taking a 15-point penalty if accepted. The administrators have said that they are "now starting to talk to other bidders who have expressed interest and will provide an update when there is any definite news".

 


Pace Setter

New Burnley owner Alan Pace has claimed he is intending to adopt a new way of running a Premier League club. The 53-year-old former Wall Street Banker has moved to the UK from New York to take a hands-on approach with the Clarets. Pace said: "I don't think you have ever seen anyone like me. You certainly haven't seen someone like me come in to run a football club and interact and live with the community where they are going to operate. We do mean it when we say we are as concerned about the long-term viability of this club as if we were a family member. We are not going to do stupid stuff. We may say silly things that people take issue with but we are going to act differently and we are going to show that in the things we do. You have one billion people interacting with you in the Premier League. It is like an actor, you want to be on the main stage but it doesn't mean you cannot make an artsy movie somewhere."

 


City Legend Passes

Legendary Manchester City midfielder Colin Bell has died at the age of 74. Bell won 48 England caps as well as making 501 appearances for City and one of the stands at the Etihad Stadium is named after him, following a vote by City fans. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "Colin Bell will always be remembered as one of Manchester City's greatest players and the very sad news today of his passing will affect everybody connected to our club. I am fortunate to be able to speak regularly to his former manager and team-mates, and it's clear to me that Colin was a player held in the highest regard by all those who had the privilege of playing alongside him or seeing him play. The passage of time does little to erase the memories of his genius."

Written by Tris Burke January 06 2021 04:07:22

 

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