SWANSEA City target Max Watters did his chance of a transfer this month the power of good with a positive cameo as Crawley Town stunned Leeds United in the FA Cup.

Watters, who is working his way back from a hamstring injury, came off the bench against Marcelo Bielsa's side with Crawley leading 3-0, who were ahead thanks to goals from Nick Tsaroulla, Ashley Nadesan and Jordan Tunnicliffe in stunning circumstances.

The 21-year-old had scored 16 goals in 18 matches in all competitions prior to the game against the Premier League side, including 13 in the league.


COLCHESTER United are being linked with a move to re-sign former striker Freddie Sears.

The U's are believed to be interested in bringing the 31-year-old, who left them six years ago to join Ipswich Town, back to the JobServe Community Stadium.

Sears, who began his career at West Ham, made more than 100 league and cup appearances for Colchester between 2012 and 2015 scoring 36 goals.

He is out of contract at Portman Road at the end of the season, although the Blues do have an option for a further year.

Daily Gazette

BRADFORD City are interested in signing Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson on loan.

Edmondson’s loan spell at Aberdeen ended recently and a loan move to an EFL side looking to be in the offing for the striker.

The 19-year-old made 16 appearances for Aberdeen in total across all competitions, scoring two goals for the club after experiencing difficulty with injury.

He is now back at Elland Road but is expected to leave the club on loan for the second time this season.


NATIONAL League side Chesterfield are closing in on the signature of Salford City's Martin Smith.

The Spireites are believed to be close to signing the central midfielder from the League Two outfit.

The deal for the 25-year-old, thought to be a permanent move, could be completed early this week.

If it goes through, Smith would become James Rowe’s ninth signing since being appointed Chesterfield manager in November.

Last week Town brought in Marcus Dinanga and Jack Clarke on loan, and snapped up Alex Whittle after he departed Gloucester City.

Derbyshire Times

GRIMSBY Town manager Paul Hurst knows he needs to bring new players in as the Mariners' position in League Two remains precarious.

The Mariners boss is eager to add more signings before Saturday’s huge game against bottom side Southend United, having missed the chance to move out of the relegation zone at Port Vale.

So far, Hurst has managed to make one addition in former Lincoln City defender Sam Habergham but has so far been unable to attract new players to Blundell Park.

Grimsby Telegraph