Three Things Missed This Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 14 Jun 2018

With preparations for League Two, next season firmly underway at Moss Road, there has been a lot of news flying around the league this week and plenty for our supporters to catch up on.

Here are three you may have missed.

Vietnam to host Carabao Cup draw on Friday

Vietnam will host the 2018/19 Carabao Cup first round draw taking place on Friday.

It's the second successive season the competition draw has been held abroad after last year the opening round draw was held in Bangkok China.

There were some technical problems last year that will be hoped to be avoided this campaign after technical hitches led to teams being drawn out of the pot twice as well as confusion surrounding the home and away ties.

The 35 first-round games that will include the Silkmen for the first time in seven years will take place 13 August.

EFL Cup matches will also go straight to a penalty shootout if the scores are level after 90 minutes to reduce "additional fatigue issues" following a vote by member clubs that will come into immediate effect.

Oldham Athletic announce Frankie Bunn as their new manager 

Fellow League Two newcomers Oldham Athletic have announced Frankie Bunn as the club's new manager on a one-year deal.

The Latics have appointed their 55-year-old former striker to take the reigns at Boundary Park after Richie Wellens was sacked on 8 June following the side's relegation from League One.

Bunn is best known amongst Oldham fans for his 35 goals in 88 appearances during his three-year spell with the club.  He will take charge with the Greater Manchester side following his departure as a development coach with Huddersfield Town in December 2017 as well as other roles with the likes of Coventry, Wigan, Manchester City and Rochdale.

The move to Oldham will also see the new manager come up against his son Harry Bunn in League Two with the 20-year-old forward playing at with Bury FC following his move from Huddersfield in 2017.

Forest Green sign Wales international George Williams

Gloucestershire side Forest Green Rovers have made another addition to their squad after completing the signing of 22-year-old winger George Williams from recently promoted Fulham.

Williams was part of the Wales squad that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and already has seven caps to his name.

An explosive right- winger with bags of pace, the youngster joins Rovers after his contract ended at Fulham. He spent last season on loan at Scottish Premier St Johnstone featuring 11 times in the Scottish Football League (SFL).

Williams becomes the fifth addition at the New Law after James Montgomery, Carl Winchester, Tahvon Campbell and Joseph Mills all recently signed for Mark Cooper and Forest Green.

By Joshua Kerr

 

 

 

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