Transfer Update #7 – 16th June

In the biggest football league transfer news of the day, Luke Berry has completed his Cambridge homecoming. The versatile midfielder joined Barnsley last July but failed to make a significant impact at Oakwell prompting U’s boss Richard

Luke Berry is set to return to the Abbey Stadium
Luke Berry is set to return to the Abbey Stadium

Money to open negotiations with his former employee. The 22-year-old came through the youth ranks at the Abbey Stadium before last years summer switch. He returns on a 4-year-deal and is the 6th addition to Richard Money’s squad.

Elsewhere in the third tier, Gillingham have completed the double signing of Ben Williamson and Brad Garmston. Rapid forward Williamson spent three seasons at Port Vale before agreeing the move to ‘The Gills’. He joins on a two-year-deal and will partner Cody McDonald upfront next campaign following the departure of loanee John Marquis back to Millwall. Young full-back Garmston has agreed a three-year-deal at Gillingham following his release from West Bromwich Albion where he failed to make a first team appearance. He spend the second half of the season on loan at the Priestfield Stadium making 9 appearances and scoring his sole goal in the 4-2 triumph over MK Dons.

Scottish under 21 international defender Clark Robertson has agreed to cross the Scottish border and sign a two-year-deal with relegated Blackpool. The accomplished defender is new boss Neil McDonald’s 3rd addition of the week after, midfielder Brad Potts and goalkeeper Dean Letheren signed contracts. Ex Dundee United midfielder Calum Butcher has also made the move down south joining Burton Albion on a free transfer. Butcher rejected a new deal at Tannadice to join Burton when his contract expired.

Dropping down to League Two and Portsmouth have signed former Aston Villa defender Enda Stevens in an attempt to heave them selves up the Football League. The 24-year-old defender played just nine times for the Midlands club but 32 appearances in a Doncaster Rovers shirt last term, the mixture of quality and experience could be just what Pompey need to mount a promotion push.

 

 

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