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Plymouth Argyle The Pilgrims manager Paul Sturrock said the club were reluctant to sell forward Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. The 21-year-old former Manchester United striker left Home Park to join Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday in a £1.5m move. "When Wolves indicated they were prepared to meet that £1.5m price, we were bound to allow Sylvan to talk to them," Sturrock said. "That is the way of the modern system. Everything favours the player and his agent. When Sylvan joined us, he and his agent were insistent that the £1.5m trigger price was written into the deal. If we hadn't agreed, he wouldn't have signed, it's as simple as that."

Sheffield United Manchester United midfielder Lee Martin has moved to Bramall Lane on loan for the rest of the season. Martin has spent three months on loan at Plymouth this season, who also expressed an interest in re-signing the 20-year-old. "I spoke to Sir Alex on Wednesday and he told me of the interest." Martin said. "There were a few other clubs interested, but it is good to know a big club like Sheffield United is interested in me."

Cardiff City The Bluebirds have signed the Blackburn goalkeeper Peter Enckelman on loan for the remainder of the season. The Finland international could go straight into the team to face Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.

Colchester United The U's have signed defenders Philip Ifil, 21, and Chris Coyne, 29, from Tottenham and Luton respectively.

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Luton Town Five players departed the Hatters yesterday as the club battle administration. Midfielder David Edwards has joined Wolves for £675,000, with defender Chris Coyne moving to Colchester for £350,000. Ahmet Brkovic has joined Millwall on a permanent transfer while Lewis Emanuel and Ed Asafu-Adjaye have made loan moves to Lincoln and Salisbury respectively. The Kenilworth Road club entered administration in November, accruing an automatic 10-point deduction.

Gillingham The Priestfields club, chairman Paul Scally and striker David Graham have admitted Football Association charges relating to the summer transfer of the forward. All parties have now requested personal hearings.

Leeds United The club has completed the loan signing of Darren Kenton from Leicester.

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