STERLING SIGNS - DIV 3 ROUND-UP
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Joe Kinnear expressed his wish to see The Hatters secure the signings of their youngsters and avoid the risk of losing them on a free transfer.
Luton lost Paul McClaren on a Bosman free transfer to Sheffield Wednesday and the signing of Sterling is the first step to ensure they do not lose more of their promising youngsters for nothing.
Rochdale have secured the services of striker Clive Platt for an extra year after the former Walsall ace agreed to extend his deal at Spotland.
Another player to agree a new deal is Kidderminster's Neil Mackenzie, who has agreed a 12 month deal with the club.
The 25-year-old joined in a free transfer switch from Cambridge in November and made 23 appearances for Jan Molby's side.
And Rushden and Diamonds have agreed one-year extensions with Andy Burgess and Gary Mills, both products of the club's youth policy.