League 2 deadline day – what’s happened so far


It’s deadline day in League Two, meaning lots of clubs are desperate to do business. 

Tranmere are of course keen to get at least two or three players in, one of which is already confirmed. But to get a holistic view of what’s happened so far, here’s the round-up.

Confirmed deals as of 2:27pm

Tranmere have signed Liverpool full-back James Norris on loan for the season. The left-back returns to Prenton Park having originally joined the club aged nine. He has two senior appearances at Liverpool

Bradford City have signed Aston Villa’s young winger Chisom Afoka. The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Villa and possesses explosive pace. He will spend the season with the Bantams.

Sutton United have had a good transfer window so far and have added another new face this morning. Dion Pereira has joined them on a season-long loan from Luton Town. The ex-Atlanta winger spent time with Yeovil Town and Bradford City.

Also arriving back at Sutton this morning is goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis. He has joined on loan from Reading, rejoining the club having played for them between 2020 and 2022.

Colchester United have signed Charlton’s 18-year-old defender Zach Mitchell on loan for the rest of the season. He has 11 senior appearances for the Addicks and joins Colchester in time to be involved tomorrow.

23-year-old Peterborough defender Joe Tomlinson has joined MK Dons for an undisclosed fee. He’s a full-back capable of playing on either side.

Crewe have brought in Newcastle midfielder Joe White on loan until January.

Wrexham have landed Millwall’s experienced 28-year-old midfielder George Evans on loan. He was wanted by League One sides but chose to head to North Wales instead. He has signed in time to make his debut in Wrexham’s derby at Tranmere tomorrow.

What else could happen?

As mentioned, Tranmere are keen to bring more in today, with one a forward that we understand was dependant on whether Kane Hemmings left. Within the last few minutes, it is confirmed Hemmings has now left Rovers by mutual consent, 18 months after joining from Burton for an undisclosed fee.

A winger may also be on Tranmere’s wish list, while we’re told not to dismiss this idea of Liverpool youngster Paul Glatzel once again joining the club.

Crewe are also in the market for a striker and are looking at loan deals. Arsenal’s young forward Khayon Edwards is a leading candidate to be heading to Gresty Road today.

Harrogate are battling to hold on to wantaway striker Luke Armstrong, son of former Wrexham forward Alun Armstrong. He is wanted by a host of clubs, including MK Dons, Carlisle, Wrexham and Cheltenham.

Swindon are competing with Port Vale to sign Portsmouth left-back Denver Hume and also have an interest in a midfielder from a League One club, so we believe.

Barrow are also in the market for two more players today. One could be former Stoke City defender James Chester who played as a trialist, and scored, for them in the Lancashire Senior Cup this week.

Wrexham also want to bring in a striker to relieve the pressure created by the absence of Paul Mullin. It’s widely reported that Wycombe’s Brandon Hanlan has agreed personal terms ahead of a move to the Racecourse for a fee that could eventually be worth in the region of £400,000.

Another player linked with Wrexham is Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo.

We’ll bring you more as we get it. 

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