MADDISON WILL SIGN SOON, DIV 3 ROUND-UP
By Stuart James. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
DARLINGTON are hoping to secure a deal with Middlesbrough midfielder Neil Maddison later this week following his release from the Riverside Stadium.
The Quakers face stiff competition from a number of unnamed clubs though, but Maddison gave the club his word he would sign on returning from holiday.
The club are also being linked with a move for York City striker Barry Conlon, who enjoyed a succesful loan spell with Colchester last season.
Ben Morley has agreed a new one-year deal to stay with big-spending Division Three side Hull City.
Morley was released by Tigers boss Brian Little at the end of the season along with the other six players out contract at the club.
Plymouth Argyle boss Paul Sturrock is staying tight-lipped over moves for his transfer targets.
The former Dundee United boss has been linked with a move for Dunfermline striker Junior Mendes, but he said he would not comment on any speculation about any players.
"I have many irons in the fire and the supporters will be the first to know when they come to fruition," he said.
Bobby Hassell has agreed a new two-year deal with Mansfield Town.
Stags boss Billy Dearden was delighted to secure his services and praised him for his versatility.
"I'm delighted he is staying here. Bobby set out as a defender but played more of last season in midfield. He is one of those players who can do a good job in both positions," Dearden said.
Swansea City's Welsh under-21 international Leigh DeVulght has agreed a new two-year deal to stay at The Vetch Field.
DeVulght made six starts for The Swans last season and a host of clubs were monitoring his situation.