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Huddersfield Town's Matt Crooks loaned to Hartlepool United

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Huddersfield Town midfielder Matt Crooks, who made his senior debut for the team on the opening day of the season, after graduating from the Town Academy, has been loaned to Hartlepool United in a one-month loan deal. This will be the third team that the 20 year old has been loaned to, after stints with FC Halifax and Radcliffe Borough.

Cranston pens new Notts County deal

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Notts County defender Jordan Cranston has signed a new eighteen month contract with the club that will see him remain at Meadow Lane until 2016. The 20 year old who joined the Magpies in September on a four month long deal from Nuneaton, has so far appeared eight times for the League One team, who have not lost a single game in which the young Left back has featured.

Chris Shuker back at Tranmere Rovers

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Former Port Vale midfielder, Chris Shuker, who retired from active football in May 2014 due to a chronic knee injury, is returning to the game as part of Tranvere Rovers coaching staff, under his former Port Vale manager Micky Adams.

Adams, who was only appointed Tranmere Rovers manager last week, and begun work officially yesterday, made the announcement on the club's official website saying; "Chris is someone who knows the club well and I'm pleased he's come back to join the coaching staff."

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland headed for Derby County on one month loan deal.

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After Derby County goalkeeper Lee Grant picked up an ankle injury in the Rams 3-0 victory over Reading on Saturday, which could see him sidelined for upto six weeks, the club has signed up 21 year old Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland on a one-month emergency loan deal.

This will be Butland's third loan deal, after Barnsley and Leeds United, since he joined The Potters in January 2013 from Birmingham.

Birmingham City fire Clark and Watson

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After Saturday's 1-0 home loss to Bolton Wanderers, which placed the Blues at 21st on the Championship table, Birmingham City yesterday announced the departure of their manager Lee Clark, and his assistant Steve Watson.

Bradford City retaining Jon Stead

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Huddersfield Town striker Jon Stead has rejoined League One club Bradford City on an emergency loan until January 3, 2015. This will be the 31 year old's second emergency loan spell with the Bantams, after he first joined them in March. In his first spell at the Coral Windows Stadium, Stead started in eight games and scored once.

Isaiah Osbourne joins Scunthorpe United

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Scunthorpe United's new manager Mark Robins, who only joined the team just last week, has already made his first signing, by taking on 26-year-old former Blackpool midfielder, Isaiah Osbourne, on a short-term contract that runs till January.

Bristol City remain unbeaten

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Bristol City's 3-1 victory over Coventry City on Saturday, ensured that the Robins stayed at the top of the League 1 table with a five point lead.Goals from Marlon Pack, Kieran Agard and Scott Wagstaff, delighted Steve Cotterill, the Robins manager who while remarking on the game said; "We're pleased with our performance and our goals," before adding; "It's a fantastic win against a really good side."

Sami Hyypia "not a quitter."

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After Brighton & Hove Albion lost to Middlesbrough on Saturday, thereby stretching their lack of a win to eight straight league games, questions are beginning to arise about whether Sami Hyypia who took over management of the team in June, from Oscar Garcia, is the right man for the job.

Chambers and Ipswich Town in contract talks.

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Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has squashed recent rumours that he might be leaving Portman Road by announcing that he is in talks with the club he joined in 2012 over a new contract.

In a statement on the club's official website, the 29-year-old defender said; "We've begun talks on a new contract to keep me here and hopefully that can get sorted out soon. I certainly don't want to go anywhere."

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