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Top 10 Football League signings - July

4 August 2014

We take a look at 10 of the best signings made by Football League clubs during July 2014.

Cameron Stewart - Hull City to Ipswich Town

After a period of uncertainty over a potential move to Leeds United, Cameron Stewart eventually signed a three-year deal at Ipswich Town.

The former England youth international failed to impress on loan at Elland Road at the end of last season but the security of a contract and the chance of regular first-team football could bring the best out of the winger, who came through the youth system at Manchester United.

On signing Stewart, Town manager Mick McCarthy told itfc.co.uk: "We paid special attention to him and he's got that bit of quality about him. He's an exciting player who likes to take people on. He has the ability to make things happen."

Michael Smith - Bristol Rovers to Peterborough United

Defender Michael Smith made the switch to London Road after dropping out of The League with Bristol Rovers last term.

Despite the club's relegation, Northern Irishman Smith was regarded as a shining light during 2013/14, being named in the Sky Bet League 2 Team of the Year at the PFA Awards. He'll now play in Sky Bet League 1 instead of the Conference Premier, having made just over 100 appearances and scoring once in his three seasons with Rovers.

Byron Moore - Crewe Alexandra to Port Vale

After 297 appearances and 33 goals for Crewe Alexandra, winger Byron Moore has made the move to local rivals and fellow Sky Bet League 1 team Port Vale ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

Moore joined Crewe as a 16-year-old and made his debut on the first day of the 2007/08 season. Since then he has excelled at Gresty Road and scored the club's second goal in their 2012 League 2 Play-Off Final against Cheltenham Town, sealing the Alex's place in Sky Bet League 1.

He will bring excitement to the Vale team and will be inspired by the recent passing of his brother, Louis.

Alan Goodall - Fleetwood Town to Morecambe

After helping Fleetwood Town into Sky Bet League 1 via the Play-Offs last term, Alan Goodall has signed for another Lancashire club in Morecambe.

Although not the most eye-catching signing, 32-year-old Goodall will bring vital experience to Jim Bentley's side having made his first appearance in The Football League 10 years ago with Rochdale.

Shrimps boss Bentley described Goodall as"the perfect player for Morecambe" after securing his services.

Jobi McAnuff - Reading to Leyton Orient

Another experienced player signed in July is Jobi McAnuff, who joined Leyton Orient.

The 32-year-old was released by Reading at the end of last season after making 35 appearances in 2013/14. In all, he played over 200 times for the Royals and captained them during their stint in the Premier League.

The midfielder counts Wimbledon, West Ham United, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and Watford among his other former employers and will be aiming to help Leyton Orient go one further than last term when they lost to Rotherham United in the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off Final.

Radoslaw Majewski - Nottingham Forest to Huddersfield Town (season-long loan)

Radoslaw Majewski has been a regular player in the Nottingham Forest first team for the past five seasons but has been deemed surplus to requirement by incoming boss Stuart Pearce, joining Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan.

The Polish international's move to a different Sky Bet Championship side could yet come back to haunt Forest, for whom he has scored 19 goals in 164 appearances.

At 27, Majewski's combination of experience and energy will bolster Huddersfield's attacking options.

Terriers boss Mark Robins was particularly delighted at the attacking midfielder's arrival, tellingthe club's website: "He ticks the box of having proven pedigree at this level, playing regularly for a side competing towards the top of the division each season. He has the ability to come in and make an immediate impact on our first team."

Jamie Cureton - Cheltenham Town to Dagenham and Redbridge

Jamie Cureton will compete for Dagenham and Redbridge in 2013/14 - his 21st season as a professional footballer.

The 38-year-old netted 11 times for Cheltenham Town last year but has joined fellow Sky Bet League 2 side Dagenham on a one-year deal following the expiration of his contract at Whaddon Road.

Ahead of the first game of the season, Cureton has made 750 appearances and scored 258 goals in English football's top four tiers. His experience will prove invaluable to a young Daggers outfit.

Ross McCormack - Leeds United to Fulham

One of the highest-profile moves of July saw Ross McCormack leave Leeds United to join Fulham.

The Sky Bet Championship's top scorer in 2013/14 with 28 goals, McCormack lit up the division as Leeds struggled to a mid-table finish. He's now aiming for a promotion-winning season at Craven Cottage.

And it will be the Scottish international's goals that Fulham will be hoping can fire them back into the Premier League, having been relegated last season, ending their 13-year stay in the top flight.

Sam Winnall - Scunthorpe United to Barnsley

Sam Winnall won promotion from Sky Bet League 2 with Scunthorpe United last season but he's swapped Glanford Park for Oakwell, where he'll turn out for Barnsley, who are also newcomers to Sky Bet League 1 after suffering relegation last time around.

With 23 goals in 49 appearances for the Iron in 2013/14, and a nomination for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Year award at The Football League Awards 2014, Winnall will be a big loss to Scunthorpe.

Their loss is Barnsley's gain, though, and they'll be eyeing up an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.

George Long - Sheffield United to Oxford United (on loan until January)

George Long could be a name for the future, and he'll spend at least the first half of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Football League season on loan at Oxford United.

The Sheffield United goalkeeper has been signed by the U's as cover for the still injured Ryan Clarke, but despite being just 20 has plenty of experience.

Long has made 73 appearances for the Blades after making his league debut in 2011, becoming the youngest 'keeper to play for the club. He was also part of England's under-20 squad for the 2013 World Cup.

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