Sporting Digest: Football

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Chesterfield have signed David Reeves, 29, in a swap deal from Preston, with another striker, Tony Lormor, and pounds 130,000 going in the opposite direction.

Gateshead have appointed the former Halifax and Runcorn manager John Carroll, 37, as their sixth manager in eight years, following the resignation of Jim Platt 10 days ago.

Wolves are to sign Paul Simpson, their winger on loan from Derby. Wolves have won four of the six games Simpson has played in.

Robin Herd is stepping down as chairman of first division Oxford after two and a half years in charge to concentrate on business interests. The club's legal director, Keith Cox, moves up to managing director to take control.