Transfer Update: Gudjon's swoops for duo

Last updated : 29 January 2006 By Richard Brown
Little secret has been made of Thordarson’s hopes to bring new players to Meadow Lane, with the Icelandic boss believed to be close to acquiring the services of not one, but two potential signings. The identity of his targets, however, have been made anything but public. Until today, that is.

The Notts manager is thought to have all-but concluded a deal for a tall French midfielder, believed to be Aziz Rabbah.

Goodfellow: Set to sign?
The left-sided player has played for a number of high-calibre European sides but is now keen on a move to England and is thought to have agreed a deal with the Magpies until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, the News of the World have today reported that Swansea City’s out-of-favour front-man Mark Goodfellow is the second of Gudjon’s proposed targets.

With Swansea having completed the signing of Rory Fallon during the January transfer window, Goodfellow, 24, has slipped further down the pecking order with the League One high-fliers, and is now widely-believed to be looking elsewhere for first team football.

The former Bristol City man has struggled to establish himself at the Liberty stadium, having made just five starts for City since signing during the close season and now looks likely to join Gudjon Thordarson’s promotion surge, though the Icelander faces competition from a number of other League Two clubs for his signature.

Elsewhere, League Two rivals Rushden & Diamonds have snapped up former Notts man, Darren Caskey. Returning to England via U.S. side Virginia Beach Mariners, the now 31-year old has joined a Rushden side placed 23rd in the League Two table, signing until the end of the current campaign.

The former Spurs and Reading midfielder made his Diamonds bow yesterday, coming off the bench for the final twelve minutes of their 3-0 victory over Oxford, managing only to get himself in the referee’s book.

For a comprehensive look at the career of potential Notts target Mark Goodfellow, as well as further news on the player’s impending signing, be sure to check back to NCM over the next few days.