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All of the summer's transfer business done so far in League Two

Grimsby Town’s summer business continues this week as the start of the 2018/19 season edges closer.

The Mariners are on the hunt for signing number five after securing the services of Alex Whitmore, Louis Robles, Harry Davis and Elliott Whitehouse for the new campaign.

Michael Jolley is building his new-look squad ahead of his first full season in charge of Town, with plenty more business expected at Blundell Park before their return to competitive action on August 4.

But how are the rest of League Two’s teams faring so far this summer?

Here’s a comprehensive list of all of the transfers done so far in the division ahead of the 2018/19 season…

BURY

In (permanent): Nicky Adams (midfielder, Carlisle United), Chris Dagnall (forward, Crewe Alexandra), Byron Moore (winger, Bristol Rovers).

Out: Andrew Tutte, Craig Jones, Chris Humphrey, Nathan Cameron, Zeli Ismail (all released).

CAMBRIDGE UNITED

In (permanent): George Taft (defender, Mansfield Town), Louis John (defender, Sutton United).

Out: Uche Ikpeazu (Hearts), Leon Legge (Port Vale).

George Taft has secured a permanent move to Cambridge United after playing on loan for the U’s from Mansfield last season. (Image: Pete Norton/Getty Images) CARLISLE UNITED

In (permanent): Gary Miller (defender, Plymouth Argyle).

Out: Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra), Nicky Adams (Bury), Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers), Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Stevenage), John O’Sullivan (Blackpool), Luke Joyce (Port Vale); Morgan Bacon, Tom Miller, Reggie Lambe, Cameron Salkeld, Samir Nabi (all released); Clint Hill (retired).

CHELTENHAM TOWN

In (permanent): Alex Addai (forward, Merstham), Ryan Brown (midfield, Bristol Rovers), Chris Hussey (defender, Sheffield United), Tom Smith (midfielder, Swindon Town), Conor Thomas (midfielder, ATK), Johnny Mullins (defender, Luton Town), Ben Tozer (midfielder, Newport County).

Out: Harry Pell (Colchester United), Sanmi Odelusi (Halifax Town), Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers); Dan Holman, Josh Thomas, Jordan Cranston, Jaanai Gordon, Jamie Grimes, Adam Page, Danny Wright (all released); Aaron Downes (retired).

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In (permanent): Harry Pell (midfielder, Cheltenham Town), Ethan Ross (goalkeeper, West Brom), Noah Chesmain (defender, Millwall), Frank Nouble (forward, Newport County), Bailey Vose (goalkeeper, Brighton).

In (loan): Aaron Collins (forward, Wolves).

Out: Drey Wright (St Johnstone); Tommy

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All of the summer's transfer business done so far in League Two

Grimsby Town’s summer business continues this week as the start of the 2018/19 season edges closer.

The Mariners are on the hunt for signing number five after securing the services of Alex Whitmore, Louis Robles, Harry Davis and Elliott Whitehouse for the new campaign.

Michael Jolley is building his new-look squad ahead of his first full season in charge of Town, with plenty more business expected at Blundell Park before their return to competitive action on August 4.

But how are the rest of League Two’s teams faring so far this summer?

Here’s a comprehensive list of all of the transfers done so far in the division ahead of the 2018/19 season…

BURY

In (permanent): Nicky Adams (midfielder, Carlisle United), Chris Dagnall (forward, Crewe Alexandra), Byron Moore (winger, Bristol Rovers).

Out: Andrew Tutte, Craig Jones, Chris Humphrey, Nathan Cameron, Zeli Ismail (all released).

CAMBRIDGE UNITED

In (permanent): George Taft (defender, Mansfield Town), Louis John (defender, Sutton United).

Out: Uche Ikpeazu (Hearts), Leon Legge (Port Vale).

George Taft has secured a permanent move to Cambridge United after playing on loan for the U’s from Mansfield last season. (Image: Pete Norton/Getty Images) CARLISLE UNITED

In (permanent): Gary Miller (defender, Plymouth Argyle).

Out: Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra), Nicky Adams (Bury), Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers), Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Stevenage), John O’Sullivan (Blackpool), Luke Joyce (Port Vale); Morgan Bacon, Tom Miller, Reggie Lambe, Cameron Salkeld, Samir Nabi (all released); Clint Hill (retired).

CHELTENHAM TOWN

In (permanent): Alex Addai (forward, Merstham), Ryan Brown (midfield, Bristol Rovers), Chris Hussey (defender, Sheffield United), Tom Smith (midfielder, Swindon Town), Conor Thomas (midfielder, ATK), Johnny Mullins (defender, Luton Town), Ben Tozer (midfielder, Newport County).

Out: Harry Pell (Colchester United), Sanmi Odelusi (Halifax Town), Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers); Dan Holman, Josh Thomas, Jordan Cranston, Jaanai Gordon, Jamie Grimes, Adam Page, Danny Wright (all released); Aaron Downes (retired).

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In (permanent): Harry Pell (midfielder, Cheltenham Town), Ethan Ross (goalkeeper, West Brom), Noah Chesmain (defender, Millwall), Frank Nouble (forward, Newport County), Bailey Vose (goalkeeper, Brighton).

In (loan): Aaron Collins (forward, Wolves).

Out: Drey Wright (St Johnstone); Tommy

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Charlton Athletic striker has had meteoric rise – and play-off final goal has ensured another jump in class

BY RICHARD CAWLEY 

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Georgia Griffin thought last season was a major step up in terms of her footballing challenge – now she has ensured that her next test is at an even higher level.

The 18-year-old striker scored the winning goal for Charlton Athletic Women in their promotion play-off decider against Blackburn Rovers in May. That victory ensured that 

Riteesh Mishra’s side are in the new-look Championship next season.

The likes of Manchester United have been granted a place in the division as they have ended a lengthy absence of not fielding a side in the female game.

Griffin has recently signed a new contract with the Addicks. She joined them in July 2017, moving over from Southend United where she had 79 goals in the past two years of playing youth football.

“I’d had a really good season and scored quite a lot of goals so the manager said: ‘We can get you some trials elsewhere if you are up for that’. The first one I had was with Charlton.

“I remember thinking that this is hard, it was a lot different to grass roots – so much faster and you are playing against ladies. But it obviously went well because I got in.”

Hornchurch-based Griffin started playing football around a decade ago. 

“My brother used to play at a sports centre, he did football sessions on a Saturday. I used to sit there and then thought I would give it a go and I liked it.

“I’ve been a left winger for most of my career but when I got to Southend they played me as a striker because they had three left wingers.”

Charlton Athletic Women v Gillingham Ladies, FA Women’s Premier League, South, Sporting Club Thamesmead, 16 May 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

Griffin is competing for a spot up front with the likes of the prolific Kit Graham, Charlotte Gurr, Charlotte Lee and Ellie Dorey.

“Last season was a really big learning experience for me. At the start I was nervous because I didn’t know what I was doing. But it has ended

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Sunderland weighing up loan move for Wolves defender, according to reports

Sunderland are weighing up a loan move for Wolves youngster Cameron John, according to reports in the Midlands.

The 18-year-old defender is coming through the ranks at Molineux, although is yet to make his first-team debut following a move from Southend United’s youth set-up.

Cameron John of Wolves (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Premier League new boys Wolves have high hopes for John, who is able to play either in the centre of defence or at full-back, but are reportedly keen for him to get first-team football next season.

Sunderland are looking for cover across the defence – with only Lamine Kone and Papy Djilobodji seen as recognised central defenders at the club. Both players are likely to move on this summer.

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New Black Cats manager Jack Ross is looking to strengthen in all departments before the season starts, and a loan move has been mooted for John, with Norwich City and Brighton also credited with an interest.

However the fact John could be likely to get more gametime with the Black Cats could help them land the defender, should they pursue their reported interest.

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Defenders John O’Shea, Marc Wilson and Billy Jones have already left Sunderland this summer, with Jake Clarke-Salter’s loan spell ending and the youngster returning to Chelsea.

Bryan Oviedo has already indicated that he will look to leave following Costa Rica’s World Cup campaign, leaving Adam Matthews and Denver Hume as full-back options.

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'Brown urges patience on further deals:

SWINDON Town manager Phil Brown says every effort is being put in to ensure more new faces follow Jermaine McGlashan to the Energy Check County Ground, but has urged patience over his summer recruitment drive.

McGlashan was unveiled as Town’s first new signing ahead of the 2018-19 season on Monday, with the midfielder having penned a two-year deal after arriving from Brown’s former club, Southend United, on a free transfer.

Negotiations are ongoing between Brown and several other players about possible moves to Swindon, with the squad due to report back in for the start of their pre-season training programme on Monday.

However, Brown admits that no deal ever comes to a swift resolution and has moved to calm concerns over a lack of transfer activity so far.

“Talks are ongoing and they will be right the way through pre-season, to tell the truth,” Brown told the Advertiser.

“In an ideal world, we all want our stock in place come the first day of pre-season training, and I know supporters get a little bit anxious and concerned and think are we working hard enough and doing are jobs properly, but it really is a difficult time.

“And certainly when the World Cup is on, all eyes are focussed on that. People are not really thinking about the next Premier League season or the EFL campaign.

“I think when the fixtures come out, which they do on Thursday, it starts whetting everyone’s whistle and getting everyone interested.

“I am trying to relax the supporters. Everything that can physically, mentally and financially be achieved at this moment in time is being done to try to get two or three more players in, but we just have to be patient.”

Monday’s deal marked the second time Brown has signed McGlashan, with the former Premier League boss also swooping for his services when in charge of Southend in League One back in the summer of 2016.

Prior to that, the 30-year-old had two seasons at fellow third tier side Gillingham, and Brown says players with experience of a higher level are exactly what he

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Scunthorpe United midfielder Sam Mantom closing in on move to Southend United

Scunthorpe United midfielder Sam Mantom is close to joining Southend United.

Mantom, who has a year left on his Scunthorpe contract, spent the second half of last season loan at Roots Hall.

It looks like that he will now permanently move to Essex, swiftly following former team mate Tom Hopper, who joined the Shrimpers on Friday.

It may not come as that much of a surprise as Mantom encouraged Hopper to sign for Southend following his experiences in Essex last season, where he started six games.

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Now according to The Echo, Mantom is expected to sign for the Shrimpers soon, and is due to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours.

Mantom’s two seasons at Scunthorpe were severely disrupted by injury and he only managed 11 starts in the league.

He scored three goals in 2016-17 but only managed 19 appearances last season, as injury again hampered his progress.

Overall he made 45 appearances for Scunthorpe.

If Mantom does depart it leaves only Funso Ojo as the only recognised central midfielder, although Clayton Lewis is also able to play there.

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Mantom close to sealing Blues return

SAM Mantom is close to returning to Southend United on a permanet basis.

The 26-year-old ended last season on loan with the Shrimpers from Scunthorpe United, making seven appearances.

And the midfielder is now set to come back to Blues.

Mantom is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours. 

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McGlashan excited by Brown reunion at Town

NEW Swindon Town signing Jermaine McGlashan says the opportunity to work with manager Phil Brown again played a big part in his decision to head to the Energy Check County Ground.

McGlashan revealed he received numerous offers following his release from League One side Southend United at the end of last season, but the contract on the table from Brown at SN1 proved his preferred option.

The 30-year-old promptly put pen to paper on a two-year deal to sign on a free transfer at the start of the week and will link up with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday when the squad report back for pre-season training.

Brown was the man to bring McGlashan to the Shrimpers back in the summer of 2016, and the two worked alongside each other for 18 months before the former Premier League boss departed Roots Hall back in January.

After Southend opted not to offer him fresh terms following the expiration of his contract this summer, midfielder McGlashan felt the prospect of a reunion with Brown was too good to refuse.

“That was probably what edged it for me,” McGlashan told the Advertiser.

“Phil is someone that knows how I work and I know how he works. I enjoyed playing under him and I know his philosophy, and I know what is expected of me.

“I did get approached pretty early after I left Southend and had a few offers on the table, but I went away and thought about it and discussed it with my family.

“The fact there was the chance to work with a manager I had worked with before, and the ambition of the club and the chance to potentially be at the top end of the table was too good to turn down, so I’m delighted to sign.”

McGlashan spent two seasons at Gillingham prior to signing for Southend, playing frequently alongside Town striker Luke Norris in that time.

Plenty of other members of the Swindon squad have also caught McGlashan’s eye and he cannot wait to integrate himself into the group next week.

“It

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