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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Ex-QPR News: Cochrane Set to Leave Crewe...Griffiths Signs & Scores For Aldershot...Yates signs for Halifax

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Cochrane requests move
Justin Cochrane's three-year stay at Crewe Alexandra could be drawing to a close after the 23-year-old midfielder requested a move away from Gresty Road.
Alex boss Dario Gradi confirmed today that he has circulated Cochrane's name for transfer or loan after the Hackney born player asked to pursue a first team opportunity elsewhere having failed to secure a regular starting spot with the Railwaymen.
Cochrane, signed for an undisclosed fee from non-league Hayes FC in the summer of 2003, made an instant impression in the Alex side and proved to be influential in his first season at Gresty Road, immediately becoming a favourite of the Alex faithful.
However he has struggled to win a regular starting spot over the past two seasons.
"He asked if he could go and I don't think he is going to get into my team." Dario told Crewe Alex World today
"It's difficult to break into that midfield and then we have the likes of Lee Bell, Tony Grant and Michael O'Connor who are all probably ahead of him.
"I think Justin's best game for us was his first game in the friendly against Everton. He hasn't quite managed to reproduce that form since and I can't afford to put him in the team to see if he can reproduce it,
"So perhaps it's time for Justin to go and see if he can reproduce that form at another club.
"I know the fans like him and I am not biased against him in any way. He is a super lad, a model professional and a model player."

BBC - LeRoy Griffiths Joins Aldershot
Aldershot Town have signed strikers Leroy Griffiths and Kirk Hudson.
Ex-QPR man Griffiths, 29, joins on loan from Ryman Premier side Fisher Athletic until the end of the season.
Griffiths has also played for Farnborough, Margate and Grays, while Hudson spent time in the youth ranks at both Celtic and Ipswich.
He joined Bournemouth on a short-term deal in the summer, but was released in October after making two substitute appearances for the Cherries.

BBC - Leroy Griffiths Scores Twice vs Halifax
Aldershot 3-1 Halifax Aldershot came from a goal behind to dent Halifax's promotion hopes with a deserved home win.
Lewis Killeen seemingly set Halifax on their way with a goal from the edge of the penalty area in the 16th minute.
But Shots responded quickly when Gary Holloway smashed the equaliser five minutes later.
Leroy Griffiths then put the home side ahead on the stroke of half time before stabbing home a second from close range in the 73rd minute.
Aldershot: Bull, Somner, Brough, Heald, Hamilton, Crittenden, Williams (Sulaiman 74), Holloway, Scott, Griffiths (Hudson 80), Sills. Subs Not Used: Weait, Winfield, Mustafa.
Booked: Brough, Heald.
Goals: Holloway 22, Griffiths 45, 73.
Halifax: Legzdins, Haslam, Young, Quinn, Doughty, Killeen, Foster, Thompson (Bowler 71), Jacobs (Bushell 53), Forrest, Senior. Subs Not Used: Midgley, Toulson, Grant
Booked: Foster http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/4612262.stm

BBC - Veteran Yates makes Halifax move
Halifax Town have signed experienced defender Steve Yates on a contract until the end of the season, reports BBC Radio Leeds. The 35-year-old goes straight into Town's squad for Tuesday's Conference game at Burton Albion. Yates helped Huddersfield to promotion in 2004, before deciding to retire at the end of the 2004/05 season. However, he has returned to football and made one appearance for Scarborough earlier this month. Yates has also played for Tranmere, QPR and Bristol Rovers.

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