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30 August 2018

We take a look at news affecting other clubs in Sky Bet League Two.

Nolan Out, Kewell In? 

Basement side Notts County are already making swift movements in their managerial search as they look to replace the sacked Kevin Nolan. 

Crawley Town boss Harry Kewell and AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley have already been approached by the Magpies after Nolan was sacked in the aftermath of a 3-1 defeat to Lincoln City. 

Crawley currently sit 14th in the Sky Bet League Two table, and Kewell has been at the helm of the Reds since May 2017 having won 18 from a possible 57 games. 

Ardley on the other hand is a highly sought prospect having took AFC Wimbledon into League One after a successful 2017/18 campaign. 

The Dons have endured a difficult start to the season, winning just one of their opening five league encounters. 

No-Lan Seen That Coming 

Kevin Nolan admitted he was disappointed following his surprise sacking at Notts County. 

Having led the club to the play-offs last season, Nolan’s side had only collected one point in their opening five games and as a result faced the axe. 

The former Bolton and Newcastle midfielder was adamant that he had been told that his job was secure, but Notts County chairman Alan Hardy was keen to dismiss these claims. 

Hardy believed that the team were in a state of decline under Nolan having won just eight of their last 28 games, despite their play-off appearance. 

No Place For Racism 

An 18-year-old Grimsby Town fan has been arrested on suspicion of making racist comments at a football match against Newport County. 

A statement by the Lincolnshire club said the man was reported to Gwent Police by a member of their own fan base and was arrested after the game.  

The game, being played at Newport’s Rodney Parade, was won 1-0 by the home side. 

The police force later posted on their Twitter site claiming that ‘racism will not be tolerated’, and that a ‘banning order’ will be implemented upon the offender involved. 

Here at Macclesfield, we also take a zero-tolerance approach to racism. Let’s kick racism out of the game. 

Lincoln Boosted By Young Ram 

High-flying Lincoln City have boosted their ranks with the acquisition of Derby County midfielder Kellan Gordon on a short-term loan deal. 

Gordon spent last campaign out on loan at Swindon Town, where the 20-year-old scored four goals and provided three assists in 31 appearances for the Robins. 

Gordon himself has yet to make an appearance for Derby, but Rams boss Frank Lampard hopes the highly-rated midfielder can use the experience to stake a claim for first-team football at the turn of the year. 

Bury Say Bye to Bunn 

Bury striker Harry Bunn has been reunited with former boss Chris Powell after joining Southend on a season-long loan. 

The 25-year-old had previously worked with Powell at Huddersfield Town, where the forward scored 17 goals in 98 games for the Terriers before joining Bury last season. 

Bunn proved to be one shining light on a disappointing relegation campaign for the Shakers, and now moves up a division as Southend look to improve their goalscoring form. 

By Jacquob Crooke

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