Notts County v Torquay United Player Ratings

Notts County and Torquay United shared the points at Meadow Lane on Saturday, in a game that rather sparked into life in the second half. Michael Callander takes a look at who did what in a game Notts might feel they should have won, against the runaway leaders and top scorers in the Vanarama National …

Te Wierik returns to FC Groningen from Derby County

Defender Mike te Wierik has left Derby County to re-join Eredivisie side FC Groningen. Starting his career at Heracles Almelo and making 144 league appearances, the Dutchman then made 89 appearances for Trots van het Noorden between 2017 and 2020, before leaving for Pride Park on a free transfer. Te Wierik was named Groningen captain …

Premier League 2 This Week

There were some intriguing PL2 results this week, including derbies in both divisions. Michael Callander looks at the latest results, and how it leaves the table around the halfway mark of the youth season. ________________ Division One Division One leaders Chelsea’s 18-year-old midfielder Lewis Bate played a key part in the Blues’ three straight PL2 …

Midfielder joins Mansfield on loan

Midfielder Stephen Quinn has signed for Mansfield Town on loan until the end of the season. The 34-year-old joins from Burton Albion and has been reunited with Stags manager Nigel Clough, who worked with Quinn during his time at the Pirelli Stadium. Quinn made 22 League One appearances in the first half of the season …

Wayne Rooney appointed Derby County manager

Derby County have appointed Wayne Rooney as permanent manager. The Rams sit 22nd in the Championship table after defeat at fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday and an FA Cup exit to Chorley. Phillip Cocu was sacked in December with Derby bottom of the table, having arrived at Pride Park in July 2019. New manager Rooney joined …

Tendayi Darikwa leaves Nottingham Forest in League One move

Right-back Tendayi Darikwa has left Nottingham Forest for League One side Wigan Athletic. The West Bridgford-born defender joined Forest in 2017 after making 125 appearances for Chesterfield and 21 for Burnley in a two-year spell that included their 15/16 Championship promotion campaign. Darikwa has joined John Sheridan’s struggling Latics until the end of the season, …

Jake Taylor leaves Nottingham Forest for League Two side

Midfielder Jake Taylor has left Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal, joining Port Vale. Taylor spent a successful 19/20 campaign at Vale Park and has rejoined interim manager Danny Pugh’s side midway through their League Two season. He’s signed a three-and-a-half year contract, reinforcing the club’s faith in the young, Mancunian midfielder. The Valiants sit …

Isaac Hutchinson leaves Derby on loan to League Two high-flyers

Derby County U23s midfielder Isaac Hutchinson has moved on loan to League Two side Forest Green Rovers. The former Brighton academy prospect will spend the rest of the season at the New Lawn, where Mark Cooper’s side have been enjoying a promising campaign. Rovers sit third in League Two at time of writing, behind Newport …

Notts County announce new loan arrivals

Notts County have brought in two new faces to bolster their squad as the Magpies enter January. Michael Callander takes a look at the new arrivals at Meadow Lane. Inih Effiong is a 6’4 striker signed from Stevenage to challenge Kyle Wootton for the starting #9 spot. Effiong joined Stevenage from Notts’ National League rivals …

What next for Notts County?

Both Notts and Chesterfield have struggled early this season, but a 3-2 win in Derbyshire on Saturday may have relieved some of the pressure on Neal Ardley. Michael Callander looks at the season to date, as well as what today’s result means for the Magpies going forward. Enzio Boldewijn put the visitors ahead in the …