League 2 Transfer Round-Up

There has been nothing to cheer so far for Macc fans since the transfer window opened on January 1st. So far it has been a time of departures from the Moss, with Nathan Blissett making a permanent switch to promotion chasing Solihull Moors and Malachi Napa returning his parent club, Oxford United.  

Other clubs have not been so quiet, and the headline transfers so far include:

There was an early if not unexpected blow for Exeter City fans as their top scorer Jayden Stockley departed the club, with a £750,000 transfer fee paid by Championship side Preston North End for the prolific frontman. Stockley will be a big loss for the Devon side. The 25-year-old, who was the leading scorer in England’s top four leagues in 2018, has signed a 4-year deal at Preston. He has notched 16 goals already this season.

Exeter City though moved quickly to replace him, with the signing of Ryan Bowman from Motherwell for an undisclosed fee. The former Gateshead player, who moved to the Scottish Premiership in 2016 and scored 14 goals in 86 games, was out of contract in the summer.

Cheltenham Town have also bagged themselves a striker, with the capture of Tyrone Barnett from Port Vale, on a free transfer. The forward, 33, joined the Robins on a half-season loan deal in August and has made 20 League Two appearances for the Gloucestershire side so far this term. Barnett will be a familiar name to Macc supporters, having played for us in the 2010/11 season.

Tranmere Rovers have signed a few players, including experienced midfielder David Perkins from Rochdale, for an undisclosed fee. Now 36, Perkins won the League 1 title last season with Wigan Athletic and will add some steel and creativity to the Rovers side.

There have been a few other moves:

Connor Simpson [Preston North End – Carlisle United] Loan

Tom Dallison [Falkirk – Crawley Town] Free

Ricky German [Hendon – Crawley Town] Undisclosed

Cameron Pring [Bristol City – Cheltenham Town] Loan

Shawn McCoulsky [Bristol City – Forest Green Rovers] Undisclosed

Nathan McGinley [Middlesbrough – Forest Green Rovers] Undisclosed*

Ludvig Ohman [IF Brommapojkarna – Grimsby Town] Undisclosed

Paul McKay [Cardiff City – Morecambe] Loan

Vashon Neufville [West Ham United – Newport County] Loan

George Cox [Brighton and Hove Albion – Northampton Town] Loan

Ben Barclay [Brighton and Hove Albion – Notts County] Loan

Jim O’Brien [Bradford City – Notts County] Free

Kevin van Veen [Northampton Town – Scunthorpe United] Undisclosed

Mohamed Sylla [Entente SSG – Oldham Athletic] Undisclosed

Ben House [Reading – Swindon Town] Loan

Canice Carroll [Brentford – Swindon Town] Loan

Ishmael Miller [Oldham Athletic – Tranmere Rovers] Free

Harvey Gilmour [Sheffield United – Tranmere Rovers] Undisclosed

Ritchie Sutton [Tranmere Rovers – Morecambe] Free

Jordan Smith [Nottingham Forest – Mansfield Town] Loan

Ali Koiki [Burnley – Swindon Town] Loan

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