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League One Preview part two

Huddersfield
Players in Matthew Glennon (St Johnstone), Luke Beckett (Oldham )

Players out Junior Mendes (Notts ), Anthony Carss (Released), Phil Senior (Released)

Manager - Peter Jackson
Star Player - Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Last Season - 4
Expected finish- 13
Jackson`s men were defeating in the play-offs by fellow Yorkshire side Barnsley and with Paval Abbot not firing on all cylinders and Mr Huddersfeild Andy Booth not getting any younger might have to settle for mid-table.

Leyton Orient
Players in Clayton Fortune (Bristol City), David Partridge (Bristol City, loan), Wayne Corden (Scunthorpe United)

Players out Gabriel Zakuani (Fulham)

Manager - Martin Ling
Star Player - Gary Alexander
Last Season- 3 League Two
Expected finish- 23
Another team with out any stars, Ling will be looking just to retain a League One status this season.

Millwall
Players in Zoumana Bakayoko (Paris Saint Germain), Chris Hackett (Hearts), Samy-Oyame Mawene (Caen), Neal Ardley (Cardiff City), Poul Hubertz (Aalborg), Derek McInnes (Dundee United), Chris Day (Oldham ), Richard Shaw (Coventry City), Tom Brighton (Clyde), Filipe Morais (Chelsea), Zak Whitbread (Liverpool), Lenny Pidgeley (Chelsea), Gavin Grant (Released), Adam Cottrell (Charlton )

Players out Sammy Igoe (Bristol Rovers), David Livermore (Hull City), Barry Hayles (Plymouth Argyle)

Manager - Nigel Spackman
Star Player - Darren Byfield
Last Season- 23 Championship
Expected finish- 5
New Manager Nigel Spakman has been out of management for a while, his only foray was at Sheffield United which ended in Spackman resigning over transfer problems with board. The lions have lost their captain David Livermoore to Leeds but will hope that Byfeild will lead the line with 20 or so goals.

Northampton
Players in James Quinn (Peterborough United), Joe Burnell (Wycombe Wanderers), Sam Aiston (Tranmere Rovers), Andy Holt (Wrexham)


Players out Ashley Westwood (Chester City), Martin Smith (Darlington), Josh Low (Leicester City), Jason Lee (Notts ), Jamie Hand (Chester City), Gavin Johnson (Released), David Rowson (Released)

Manager - John Gorman
Star Player - Scott McGleish
Last Season- 2 League Two
Expected finish 24
After loosing manager Colin Calderwood to Forrest I`ve selected the Cobblers as favourites for the drop.


Nottingham Forrest
Players in Paul Smith (Southampton)

Players out Alan Rogers (Released), Eugen Bopp (Rotherham United), Eugene Dadi (Released), Paul Evans (Released), Paul Gerrard (Released), Gareth Taylor (Released)

Manager - Colin Calderwood
Star Player - Nathan Tyson
Last Season - 7
Expected finish- 1
Not getting promotion first time round for Forrest was crippling and Megson paid the price. But with Calderwood at the helm Forest are my favourites for promotion.


Oldham
Players in Neil Wood (Blackpool), Moussa Dabo (Racing Club de Paris), Craig Rocastle (Sheffield Wednesday), John Mullin (Rotherham United), Leslie Pogliacomi (Blackpool), Gary McDonald (Kilmarnock)

Players out Guy Branston (Peterborough United), Gareth Owen (Stockport , loan), Jason Taylor (Stockport ), Luke Beckett (Huddersfield ), Chris Day (Millwall), Richard Butcher (Peterborough United), Terrell Forbes (Yeovil ), Danny Hall (Shrewsbury ), Scott Spencer (Everton), David Eyres (Released)

Manager - John Sheridan
Star Player - Richie Wellens
Last Season - 10
Expected finish - 10
Oldham could have a good chance of gaining promotion this season but with rookie manager John Sheridan in charge it won`t be easy to improve on last years finish.


Port Vale
Players in Colin Miles (Yeovil ), Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield ), Paul Harsley (Macclesfield ), Akpo Sodje (Darlington), Jason Talbot (Mansfield ), Richard Walker (Crewe Alexandra)

Players out Tony Dinning (Stockport ), Michael Cummings (Darlington), Sean Doherty (Accrington Stanley), Craig James (Released), Jonathon Brain (Released), Steve Rowland (Released), Hector Sam (Released)

Manager - Martin Foyle
Star Player - Chris Birchall
Last Season - 13
Expected finish - 22
Another mid-table team, but I fancy them for the drop this season.


Rotherham
Players in Eugen Bopp (Nottingham Forest), Dave Hibbert (Preston North End, loan), Martin Woods (Sunderland), Pablo Mills (Derby ), Justin Cochrane (Crewe Alexandra), Ian Sharps (Tranmere Rovers), Delroy Facey (Tranmere Rovers), Ritchie Partridge (Sheffield Wednesday), Scott Wiseman (Hull City, loan)

Players out Shaun Barker (Blackpool), Michael Boulding (Mansfield ), Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Southend United), Jonathan Hedge (Released), Paul McLaren (Tranmere Rovers), John Mullin (Oldham ), Paul Shaw (Chesterfield), Martin Butler (Walsall), Phil Gilchrist (Released), Scott Minto (Retired), Andy Monkhouse (Released)

Manager - Alan Knill
Star Player - Michael Keane
Last Season - 20
Expected finish - 16

They managed to stay up last season just and will be lucky to do the same this season. Ex-Preston man Michael Keane the pick of the squad.

Scunthorpe
Players in Ramon Calliste (Liverpool), David Mulligan (Doncaster Rovers), Joe Murphy (Sunderland)

Players out Nathan Stanton (Rochdale), Richie Ryan (Boston United), Peter Beagrie (Grimsby ), Paul Musselwhite (Eastleigh), Wayne Corden (Leyton Orient), Andy Parton (Released), Tommy Johnson (Tamworth)

Manager - Brian Laws
Star Player - Billy Sharp
Last Season - 12
Expected finish - 19
After managing to stay in the division after promotion Brian Laws will be looking to build on last seasons good work.


Swansea
Players in Andy Oakes (Walsall), Kevin Amankwaah (Yeovil ), Thomas Butler (Hartlepool United), Darren Pratley (Fulham)

Players out Roberto Martinez (Chester City), Mark Pritchard (Aldershot ), Samuel Ricketts (Hull City), Marc Goodfellow (Bury), Adrian Forbes (Blackpool), Brian Murphy (Released)

Manager - Kenny Jackett
Star Player - Lee Trundle
Last Season - 6
Expected finish - 2
After much promise the Swans disappointed in the end, but they`ll be up around the top again with cheeky scouser Lee Trundle providing the entertainment.


Tranmere
Players in Chris McCready (Crewe Alexandra), Chris Shuker (Barnsley), Paul McLaren (Rotherham United), Gavin Ward (Released), Kevin Ellison (Hull City), Robbie Stockdale (Hull City)

Players out Delroy Facey (Rotherham United), Ian Sharps (Rotherham United), Sam Aiston (Northampton ), Steve Wilson (Released)

Manager - Ronnie Moore
Star Player - Jason McAteer
Last Season - 18
Expected finish - 8
Former player Ronnie Moore will be looking to turn the fortunes of Tranmere around. The capture of striker Chris Sucker from Barnsleys is the pick of the new signings.


Yeovil
Players in Lee Morris (Leicester City), Chris Cohen (West Ham United), Terrell Forbes (Oldham ), Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala (Grimsby ), Wayne Gray (Southend United), Steve Mildenhall (Grimsby ), Darren Behcet (West Ham United), Stephen Maher (Dublin City)

Players out Kevin Amankwaah (Swansea City), Phil Jevons (Bristol City), Chris Weale (Bristol City), Colin Miles (Port Vale), Michael Rose (Stockport ), Steve Collis (Southend United), Kevin Gall (Carlisle United), Dale Williams (Shrewsbury ), Adam Lockwood (Doncaster Rovers), Stephen Reed (Torquay United)

Manager - Russell Slade
Star Player - Phil Jevons
Last Season - 15
Expected finish - 20
Russell Slade did well to steady the ship after the departure of manager Gary Johnson to Bristol City. But it might be one season to many for Yeovil.




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Date:Friday August 4 2006

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