League One latest: Price named as Nottingham Forest, Stoke and Sheffield Wednesday get set to plunder Portsmouth rivals for striker and play-offs rivals Doncaster eye former Sunderland boss
Transfer news, a club supposedly up for sale and a promotion rival hunting a new manager is among the stories doing the rounds in League One today. We’ve wrapped up all the latest news for us.
Pilgrims to be plundered?
Championship clubs are said to be lining up to plunder Plymouth for prized asset Luke Jephcott.
And, according to reports, a £5m price tag has now been slapped on the striker by the Pilgrims.
Jephcott has bagged 18 goals in League One this season and is said to be attracting interest from the likes of Nottingham Forest, Stoke and Sheffield Wednesday.
Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe has confirmed there’s been enquiries for the man who was on loan at non-league Truro City last season, with Lancs Live stating the fee has been ‘attached for his services’.
Report: Swindon to be sold
Struggling Swindon Town are to be sold by controversial owner Lee Power.
The former Pompey loanee is preparing to part company with the Robins, according to documents lodged with the High Court.
The Swindon Advertiser say a court claim form prepared by Hanover Bond Law alleges the club is to be sold to a third party, believed to be American firm Able Company LLC.
Parky for Donny
Phil Parkinson is being linked with a return to management at Doncaster Rovers.
The former Sunderland boss is being considered by Pompey’s play-off rivals, according to Football Insider.
Donny have struggled under Andy Butler who was appointed until the end of the season, after former Blues defender Darren Moore departed for Sheffield Wednesday.
Gills on brink
Gillingham boss Steve Evans knows defeats in the next two games will end his side’s play-off hopes.
Evans’ side are now six points off the top six with five games remaining after one win in their last five.
He told the Kent Messenger: ‘I said we had to win a minimum of four and not lose two. We haven’t lost, we have got a point, we have got five to go.
‘It is simple. If we lose at Oxford and Peterborough, as far as the players are concerned we are done.
‘We need to now win four out of five, a draw at Peterborough and a draw at Oxford would be good points on the road but that wouldn’t give us enough points to be competing in this group.
‘We know how tough Oxford will be, how good their squad is, the size of it, the quality they have got. The Kassam Stadium is always a difficult place to go, Karl (Robinson) has some wonderful players.
‘What we have to do is go to Oxford and produce a big performance and then we will take what comes. We need more quality (than last Saturday) to win at Oxford, the same endeavour, but more quality, that is what will give us a chance.’
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