After an exciting Transfer window, it finally closed shut on October 16. We will be rounding up all the drama on the final day of the window and what it means for our North-West clubs.
Ben Woodburn [Liverpool – Blackpool] loan
This move means the Liverpool academy star reunites with Neil Critchley who left the Premier League winners last year to join the Seasiders.
Woodburn has made 11 first time appearances for the Reds and became the clubs youngest ever goal scorer back in 2016.
The 21-year-old has previously been on loan to Sheffield United and Oxford City.
During his spell at Oxford, he helped Karl Robinsons men get to the League One play-off final, which they lost to Wycombe Wanderers.
Kenny Dougall [Unattached – Blackpool]
The Seasiders stayed busy on deadline day by signing Kenny Dougall as a free agent on a two-year deal. Dougall is a two-time promotion winner, who made 43 appearances for Barnsley and helped them reach the Championship in 2019.
Before he joined the Tykes, he spent four years in the Netherlands with Telstar and Sparta Rotterdam. The 27-year-old made 80 appearances for Rotterdam and achieved promotion to the Eredivisie.
Di’Shon Bernard [Manchester United – Salford City] Loan
The youngster has cemented himself into Manchester United’s youth team over the last few seasons. He made his debut for the first team in the Europa League against FC Astana in 2019.
Laurence Bilboe [Rotherham – Oldham] Free
Oldham have signed 22-year-old goalkeeper Laurence Bilboe from Rotherham on a year-long deal with options to extend at the end of the year. Bilboe spent six years with the Yorkshire side and looks to compete for the number one spot in goal.
Brice Ntambwe [ Unattached – Oldham]
After already signing Bilboe the Latics managed to strengthen their midfield with the signing 6’2 Belgium defensive midfielder Brice Ntambwe.
Ntambwe joins after having a week’s trial at the club and impressing Harry Kewell. The Belgian recently played for Macclesfield and has enjoyed spells at Birmingham, Mons, Lierse and Partick Thistle.
Harry Clarke [Arsenal – Oldham] Loan
That makes it a hattrick for Oldham in terms of deadline day signings. The highly-rated defender joins at the Latics as their fifth loanee this window. Being comfortable playing at centre-back and right-back this move looks to provide much-needed game time for the 19-year-old. Clarke recently captained Arsenal’s under 21 side against Crawley in their EFL trophy victory.
Callum Connolly [Everton – Fleetwood] Loan
Joey Barton strengthened his squad by going back to his boyhood club. Fleetwood had to fight off League one competition before signing the 23-year-old. Connolly re-joins Fleetwood after making 15 appearances and even managed to score two goals.
Charlie Mulgrew [Blackburn – Fleetwood] Loan
Fleetwood have signed their second loan of the day by adding Blackburn’s experienced defender Mulgrew. The Scottish international has over 453 appearances over his long, successful career. He won the Scottish Premier League with Celtic five times, he made over 200 appearances for Celtic and won Players player of the year and Writers player of the year.
Barry Douglas [Leeds – Blackburn] Loan
Blackburn Rovers have been very busy this widow, starting with their first transfer Barry Douglas. Douglas is a two-time promotion-winning player who Blackburn fans will hope can have similar success with them. The Scotsman has Champions League experience after competing with Konyaspor where he won the Turkish Cup.
Harvey Elliot [Liverpool – Blackburn] Loan
Rovers second signing of the day is none other than Premier League winners Liverpool’s Harvey Elliot. The highly-rated youngster made nine senior appearances for Liverpool, two of those were in the Premier league meaning Elliot just missed out on a winner’s medal. Harvey Elliot has been given permission to play in Rovers FA Cup games and will wear number 16 shirt.
Tom Trybull [Norwich – Blackburn] Loan
This is Rovers third signing of the day as they look to bolster their squad even more. The 27-year-old helped Norwich win the Championship 2019, Trybull has a number of clubs he has played for including St Pauli.
The midfielder made 16 appearances in the top flight last season but unfortunately wasn’t able to help Norwich survive.
Aynsley Pears [Middlesbrough – Blackburn] Undisclosed
Pears is the fourth and final signing that Rovers have made on deadline day. The keeper has joined on a four-year deal. This deal sees Pears join Tony Mowbray; Pears father Stephen Pears was Mowbray’s teammate when they played together for Middlesbrough. The keeper has been with the Boro his whole career and enjoyed loan spells at Darlington and Gateshead.
Micah Obiero [Huddersfield – Carlisle] Loan
The Forward looks to bolster the attack of Carlisle after an impressive 2018/19 season. Playing for the under-19’s he was leading goal scorer with 15 goals and a short scoring run in the FA Youth Cup. He made one appearance for Huddersfield first-team lasts season after coming on against Millwall.
Matty Palmer [Swindon – Wigan] Loan
Palmer has made just under 200 appearances in his career and came through Burton Albion’s youth academy. Palmer played 136 games for the Brewers. Palmer has recently played for Rotherham and spent two years at the Millers. The Derby born player has loan experience for Oldham and Bradford City.
Jayden Reid [Birmingham – Barrow] Loan
The former Manchester United academy product looks to help David Dunn’s men this season. After playing for Swansea as a Scholar and then being offered a permanent contract at Birmingham he made four substitute appearances for the Blues last season.
Sam Smith [Reading – Tranmere] Loan
Sam Smith joins from Championship side Reading, coming from Manchester United’s academy he has spent a loan spell at Cambridge United in 2019/20.
Smith played 30 matches for Cambridge and this loan deal sees him reunited with his U’s teammate Paul Lewis.