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Ipswich Town Scans have shown Alan Quinn's ankle injury is not as bad as was first feared. "Alan had a scan and saw a specialist and there is no ligament damage around his ankle," club physio Matt Bayard said. The Republic of Ireland midfielder was sustituted at half-time during the 1-0 defeat at Stoke last week.

Wolverhampton Wanderers The midfielder Darren Potter turned down the chance to go on the transfer list last month in favour of remaining on the Molineux playing staff to fight for a place. "Before the transfer deadline, I asked him if he wanted to go on the list," manager Mick McCarthy said. "He came back and said he didn't want to go anywhere."

Sheffield United The Blades are close to an agreement with Australian side Central Coast Mariners. The club already have similar deals with sides in Hungary, Belgium and China and recently bought into Turkish outfit Ferencvaros. "What we have agreed in principle could be of great benefit to United," plc chairman Kevin McCabe said. "This is a progressive move to develop and mature players."

Sheffield Wednesday An Owls supporters' group has claimed an expected takeover of the club is ongoing. "We haven't received an offer, but I've been put in touch with the consortium's solicitors," Wednesday chairman Darryl Keys said of a mystery consortium's potential offer for supporters' shares. "They expect to get something to us within 48 hours. There are one or two loose ends to tie up."

League One

Crewe Alexandra The coach Steve Holland has dismissed reports linking Liverpool with a move for 14 year-old academy prospect Max Clayton. "There's been no official contact," he said. "It is all just speculation. We have become used to this. The time for us to worry would be when big clubs aren't interested."

Cheltenham Town Gavin Caines will miss the rest of the season after tearing cartilage in his knee. Caines has been playing with the problem since January and underwent surgery yesterday. "Gavin's attitude typified the football club," manager Keith Downing said. "Getting through things with grit and determination."

Walsall The Saddlers have taken the former Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore on trial after the 24-year-old had his contract at Queens Park Rangers terminated.

League Two

Darlington Carlisle striker Kevin Gall has had his loan at the club extended for a further month and Quakers manager Dave Penney has not ruled out further loan moves. "The players have been in the physio room longer than I need them to," he said. "If we need to get bodies out, I'll have to go into the loan market."

Milton Keynes Dons The assistant manager Ray Mathias praised the effort of the players after they reached the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final by beating Swansea on penalties on Monday. "We have been downplaying getting to Wembley," Mathias said. "But now we have got there everyone is very excited."

Wrexham Drewe Broughton has rejoined the club on loan from Milton Keynes Dons. Broughton returned to Stadium:mk last week but now rejoins the Robins for another month.

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