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New Keeper – Farrell Signs Permanently

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Hinckley United have had a hectic week on the transfer front ahead of tomorrow’s Blue Square Bet North trip to…

….Vauxhall Motors – weather permitting.

Manager Dean Thomas has brought in American goalkeeper Patrick Lane for a month on loan from npower Championship neighbours Leicester City, while striker Craig Farrell has also turn his loan from AFC Telford United into a permanent move.

Lane, 23, has been with Blackburn Rovers and Belgian club Cercle Brugge.

Thomas said: “Denham Hinds has been struggling for a few weeks with a knee injury so it’s got to the point that we can’t keep playing him.

“Patrick Lane is an American who has been involved in the American Major League Soccer. He is at Leciester and was signed by Sven Goran Eriksson.

“He is well regarded there.

“Craig Farrell has enjoyed it here. He’s done well and formed a promising partnership with Andre Gray.

“I’m never convinced about a transfer until the paper has been completed, but if they all go through fine then I’ll be happy with three good pieces of business.”

One other Knitter is set to leave the club this week with winger Stuart Hendrie poised to join Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division Redditch United on loan, having returned from a spell with Southern Division One Central outfit Daventry Town.

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