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5 October 2018

Here’s the lowdown on some stories that you may have missed in League Two... 

Duty calls 

Oldham Athletic’s league encounter with Notts County has been rearranged due to three of the Latics’ squad being called up for international duty. 

Goalkeeper Daniel Iverson has been selected by the Denmark under-21 side, as has defender Cameron Dummigan for the Northern Ireland under-21’s, both ahead of UEFA European Qualifiers.

Winger Gevaro Nepomuceno could feature for Curaçao in the CONCACAF National League. 

The fixture was set to played at Meadow Lane on Saturday 13th October but has been postponed to an evening kick off on Tuesday 6th November. 

Cobblers appoint Keith Curle 

Former Carlisle United boss Keith Curle has joined Northampton Town, signing a deal until the end of next season. 

The news broke a day after The Cobblers relieved Dean Austin of his duties, having notched just one win in all competitions this season and leaving the club teetering above the drop zone. 

Curle steered Carlisle to Sky Bet League Two safety in 2015 and reached the division’s play-offs two years later. However, after another 11 months, the 54-year-old opted to leave his post at United with his side eight points adrift of the top seven. 

Now the former defender starts a new challenge, drawing on further experiences from the dugouts at Mansfield Town, Torquay United and Notts County, as well as at Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers as Neil Warnock’s assistant. 

As a player, the Bristolian featured for a plethora of different clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City, in over 700 appearances across the top four tiers of English football. 

Bury net former Premier League striker 

Bury have acquired the services of 31-year-old striker Nicky Maynard on an initial deal until January. 

Maynard made a name for himself at Crewe Alexandra – the club where he began his career – finding the net 35 times in 67 appearances. 

His eye for goal grabbed the attention of Bristol City, where he signed for £2.25 million and subsequently featured over 130 times, firing his career goal tally well over 100 in the process. 

West Ham United then snapped up the forward to help with their successful promotion bid to the Premier League in the 2011/12 season. 

Since then, Maynard has been in the books at Cardiff City in the top-flight, Wigan Athletic, Milton Keynes Dons and Aberdeen. 

By Matt Bates

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