Today in the Championship and Leagues One and Two

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* BARNSLEY The Tykes have signed Derby striker Jon Macken (right) for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old scored three goals in 11 games during a recent loan spell at Oakwell. The former Crystal Palace forward's contract keeps him with the club until 2009.

* PLYMOUTH ARGYLE The midfielder David Norris will not feature against potential suitors Ipswich Town tonight as his future remains the subject of speculation. "We have both come to the opinion that this would be the wrong game for Chuck [Norris] to play in," the Pilgrims manager Paul Sturrock said. The East Anglian side have made two unsuccesful bids for the highly-rated 26-year-old this month.

* SOUTHAMPTON The former Saints midfielder Micky Adams admits he would love to return to St Mary's as manager following the departure of George Burnley last week. "Of course I want it," the 46-year-old former Leicester and Coventry manager said. "I think if you look at my record, I can do the job."

* COVENTRY CITY Defender Dan Fox said Sky Blues manager Iain Dowie played a big part in persuading him to make the move to the club from Walsall. "[He's] managed in the Premier League," Fox said. "And the ambitions for the club and what he said was key."

* SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY Mark Beevers has had his contract with the Owls extended until 2012. "This is a great coup," manager Brian Laws said. "It is right for the player, his development and for the progress he has made."

Leagues One and Two

* GILLINGHAM The Gills have signed defender Barry Fuller and midfielder Stuart Lewis from Stevenage Borough for undisclosed fees. "Both are good players and will enhance our squad," manager Mark Stimson said. "I'm sure the fans will appreciate what they have to offer."

* BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION Glenn Murray said he does not feel pressure to perform – despite his £300,000 transfer being the club's biggest signing since 1983. "I've just got to do my job," the 24-year-old said. "That's the same whether you arrive on a free or for a transfer fee."

* DARLINGTON The striker Kevin Gall has joined the club on a month's loan from Carlisle United. "Kevin wanted first-team football so we're happy to send him over there," Carlisle manager John Ward said. "We'll look at the situation again when he gets back."