NATIONAL LEAGUE Key fixtures for South West sides

The National League logoGary Johnson’s Cheltenham Town FC kick off the new National League season at Lincoln City FC on Saturday August 8.

Manager Paul Cox’s first competitive game in charge of Torquay United FC will be at home to Macclesfield Town FC while Adie Pennock’s Forest Green Rovers FC start at Altrincham FC.

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TORQUAY UNITED FC appoint Cox as manager

Torquay United club crestTorquay United have appointed former Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox, 43 as the new Gulls first team manager.

Cox arrives at the Launa Windows Stadium following great success as manager of Eastwood Town and then Mansfield, earning the Stags a return to the Football League two seasons ago.

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TORQUAY UNITED FC Consortium complete takeover

Torquay United Football Club crestTorquay United FC have announced the deal to transfer ownership of the National League club has been completed.

The consortium led by former United striker Dean Edwards will now take control after reaching an agreement with the remaining board of directors at the Launa Windows Stadium.

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CAPITAL ONE CUP first hurdle for South West clubs

Football League Capital One Cup The first round draw for the Capital One Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties for South West-based Football League clubs notably with Darrell Clarke’s newly promoted Bristol Rovers FC hosting Birmingham City FC and Paul Sturrock’s Yeovil Town FC at home to Queens Park Rangers FC.

Steve Cotterill’s newly promoted Championship club Bristol City FC visit Luton Town FC.

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#SWfootball shorts 11.06.15

bristol rovers badgeBristol Rovers FC boss Darrell Clarke has swooped for his first summer signing: defender James Clarke.

Aylesbury-born Clarke, 25, is a former Woking, Salisbury City, Oxford City and Oxford United defender.

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