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23rd March 2005 16:00

Evening Post, 23 March 2005
Carlton Palmer has not ruled out signing a new player before tomorrow's transfer deadline.

The Stags boss denied he is chasing former Stag Chris Greenacre and Hull's Ben Burgess, but said: "I have inquired about Luke Beckett several times and Simon Yeo at Lincoln is on my list."

Bristol Rovers striker Junior Agogo is also on Palmer's hit-list and Palmer added: "There's no deal at the moment, but we'll monitor the situation."

Northampton manager Colin Calderwood gave Palmer a "flat no" when he inquired about Lee Williamson, and Craig Disley looks unlikely to return.

"I spoke to Ian Atkins about a possible swap deal for Disley, but he's keen to keep him.

"We're looking for a full-back, a striker and two central midfield players.

"I've made another inquiry about Sammy Clingan at Wolves, but I think he will be out of our price bracket.

"I was looking at a Millwall midfielder, but he's not what we want."

Dave Artell and Fraser McLachlan are staying and Palmer hopes he can resolve Colin Larkin's situation. But says Adam Eaton needs to be playing again before the end of the season to secure his Field Mill future.

The jury is out on loan striker Andrew Barrowman - but discussions have taken place with Kevin Pilkington about a new contract.

Meanwhile, Luke Dimech has confirmed he is one of the players, who is definitely leaving Field Mill.

Peters rejects talk of Rodgers switch


Gary Peters today scotched rumours linking Shrewsbury Town striker Luke Rodgers with a move to Stoke City. The Shrewsbury boss insisted the Potteries club had not enquired about Rodgers and said the only club to have shown an interest had been Mansfield Town.

Stoke are believed to be in the market for a striker after selling Ade Akinbiyi to Burnley for £650,000. Peters' comments come after allowing forwards Ryan Lowe and John Grant to leave Gay Meadow last night.

Lowe has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Chester City while Grant has linked up with fellow Town old boy Ian Dunbavin at Halifax Town.

"It's absolute nonsense that Stoke are interested in Luke Rodgers and I've not heard a whisper from them," Peters revealed.


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