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2 August 2019

With the 2019/20 season starting tomorrow, we take a look at the latest news around Sky Bet League Two…


George Maris Rejects Other League Two Clubs To Rejoin Cambridge United

Head coach Colin Calderwood has revealed that Maris turned down more lucrative deals from other clubs to rejoin Cambridge United.

After rejecting a new contract at the end of last season, midfielder signed a two-year deal at the Abbey Stadium.

Maris' season was cut short by a serious injury he sustained against Mansfield Town, which kept him out of the last five games.


Danny McNamara Joins League Two Newport County On Loan

McNamara featured regularly for The Exiles in pre-season, with the 21-year-old featuring against both Concord Rangers and Southend United and will continue his progression under Michael Flynn

McNamara gained vital experience last season during loan spells with Vanarama National League clubs Dover Athletic and Havant & Waterlooville.

In May, McNamara signed a one-year contract for Millwall. He was then named on the bench for Millwall’s final game of the season against Wigan.


Leyton Orient Reveal Their New Management Team

Leyton Orient have named Justin Edinburgh’s assistant, Ross Embleton as their interim manager.

Embleton started his career at Leyton Orient’s Centre of Excellence as Youth Development Manager. He then had spells at Tottenham, Bournemouth, and Swindon Town.

Danny Webb has been promoted to interim assistant coach, Webb was also on Edinburgh’s backroom team. Jobi McAnuff will act as an interim player/coach.


Forest Green Make Hannah Dingley Academy Manager

Hannah Dingley becomes the first woman to hold such a role in men’s football. According to chairmen Dale Vince, Dingley was the standout candidate for the job.

The 35-year-old has spent ten years in men’s football at lower levels and has had a vast amount of experience in the women’s game with clubs including Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Lincoln City.

As well as scouting upcoming first team talent, Dingley will also front the creation of a new women’s academy.


by Robert Folker

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