First midfielder on his way?
Hayden Mullins could be a welcome addition to the midfield ranks as early as Monday as reports suggest that he has turned down Reading in favour of linking up with Pardew again in a £1m deal. Mullins was originally a makeweight in the offer by the Hammers to buy Darren Bent.
Hammers fans were always very complimentary of Mullins and he was one of their better players in the first half of last season until Curbishley arrived and used him sparingly preferring the £1.5m Quashie instead. I know who I'd prefer.
Meanwhile Bradford have failed in their attempt to sign Kelly Youga
on a season's loan. Youga played 11 games for the League Two side last season.
Bradford manager Staurt McCall said: "It's a pity because Kelly did well here but he doesn't want to drop down to League Two and I can understand that."
Barclays Reserve League South it is then.