Hugh McCann, the former Hearts assistant manager, has been appointed caretaker manager of East Stirlingshire, following the resignation of John Brownlie, the former Newcastle and Scotland full-back.
Rangers will play a testimonial match for their departing manager Walter Smith against Liverpool at Ibrox on Tuesday 3 March.
The Leeds defender Richard Jobson has joined Southend on a month's loan. Jobson, 34, has not played a first team game for Leeds since damaging knee ligaments in October, 1996.
The former Blackburn defender Chris Sulley has left his post as a youth development officer with the Ewood Park club "by mutual consent".
Bolton have agreed to allow their defender Greg Strong a third and final month's loan at Blackpool.
Phil Charnock, the Crewe midfielder, is out for six weeks after breaking his wrist in the 1-0 victory over West Bromwich last Saturday.