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Ipswich Town Goalkeeper Neil Alexander has joined Rangers after a fee was agreed with the Scottish club. "It's a dream move for him and we couldn't stand in his way," the manager Jim Magilton said.

West Bromwich Albion The Baggies have released John Hartson. The former Arsenal and West Ham forward has not featured in Tony Mowbray's squad since a 1-0 home win over Cardiff last February.

League One

Southend The Shrimpers have rejected an undisclosed bid from Motherwell for 25 year-old left-back Steven Hammell, who joined the club from Fir Park in 2006. "We have no interest in selling Steve, who is an important part of our side," said chairman Ron Martin.

Brighton Aldershot striker Jonny Dixon has joined the club after a fee of £55,000 was agreed with the Conference side. "He's an exciting prospect and has an excellent record at Conference level," said Seagulls' manager Dean Wilkins.

Doncaster The club have appointed Halifax Town's Lee Butler as their new goalkeeping coach. The 41-year-old, who had a short spell playing for the Rovers in 2002, replaces Barry Richardson, who left for Nottingham Forest earlier this month.