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The week that was (30.6 - 7.7)

7 July 2014

mkdons.com takes a look-back at some of the week’s biggest stories in Sky Bet League 1...

Bristol bag Wilbraham
Bristol City have signed former MK Dons striker Aaron Wilbraham (pictured) on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old, the Dons’ second all-time top goalscorer, left Crystal Palace earlier this summer and has now been reunited with Sam Baldock, his old strike partner at stadiummk.

Coventry complete Swanson and O’Brien signings
Coventry City have signed former Peterborough United midfielder Danny Swanson and Barnsley’s Jim O’Brien.

Swanson has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal after rejecting the offer of a new contract at City’s Sky Bet League 1 rivals Posh while O’Brien joins after leaving Barnsley in the summer following 32 appearances in Tykes colours in 2013/14.

Moore agrees to Port Vale move
Port Vale have signed former Crewe Alexandra winger Byron Moore on a free transfer.

Moore, who came through the youth ranks at the Alex, turned down the offer of a new deal at Gresty Road after making 262 appearances for the Chester club.

Boundary Park re-named
Oldham Athletic have announced a new partnership with Sports Direct which will see the retail giants become the main’s kit supplier.

The company, headed by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, has agreed to the biggest commercial deal in Oldham’s history, which will also see Boundary Park renamed SportsDirect.com Park.

Colchester complete triple signing
Colchester United signed Sean Clohessy, Ben Gordon and Chris Lewington last Tuesday.

Clohessey, a 27-year-old full-back, joins from Kilmarnock on a two-year deal having spent just one season in Scotland. Similarly, left-back Gordon moves from Ross County after spending just 12 months north of the border.

Goalkeeper Lewington, the final capture on a hectic Tuesday afternoon at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, makes the switch from Sky Bet League 2 side Dagenham & Redbridge.

County capture Wroe and Adams
Notts County have completed the signing of midfielder Nicky Wroe and full-back Blair Adams.

Wroe was released by Preston North End at the end of last season after spending most of the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United.

Adams, meanwhile, left Coventry City by mutual consent earlier in the week despite making 64 appearances for the Sky Blues in two seasons.

Midfielder Mellis allowed Barnsley leave
Barnsley have withdrawn their contract offer to Jacob Mellis following the midfielder’s request to leave the Oakwell outfit.

The 23-year-old’s contract with the Tyke expired in June and the club’s plans to keep hold of the former England youth international have been dashed following a meeting with the player.

Duo pen for Port Vale
Port Vale have signed defender Ryan McGivern from Hibernian and free agent winger Mark Marshall.

Northern Ireland international McGivern has 19 caps for his country and over 130 professional appearances to his name, including a substitute showing for Manchester City whom he began his career with.

Marshall, who has signed a one-year deal, made 14 appearances for Coventry last season after joining in February.

Yeovil sign quartet
Yeovil Town have signed goalkeepers Artur Krysiak and Chris Weale as well as former Liverpool defender Jakub Sokolik and Carlisle midfielder James Berrett.

Krysiak was a free agent after ending his four-year stay with Exeter City earlier this summer while Weale, who made over 170 appearances for the Glovers between 2000 and 2006, re-joins after a spell with Shrewsbury Town.

Meanwhile, Sokolik turned down the opportunity to re-join Southend United, whom he spent time on loan with last season, to join the Sky Bet League 1 side and Berrett joins after a 200-game spell with Carlisle United. 

Scunthorpe seal Taylor transfer
Scunthorpe United have signed striker Lyle Taylor from Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old, who scored two goals in 25 appearances for the Blades last season, has signed a two-year deal at Glanford Park.

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