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Top 10 Football League signings - June

2 July 2014

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

Matej Vydra - Udinese to Watford (season-long loan)

Matej Vydra was a sensation in his first loan spell at Vicarage Road during the 2012/13 Championship season, netting 24 goals in 51 games as Watford reached the Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, only to lose 1-0 to Crystal Palace.

That form was enough to earn the Czech Republic international the Championship Player of the Year Award at The Football League Awards 2013.

He spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion but made just seven Premier League starts, scoring three times.

The 22-year-old is now back with the Hornets for another season-long loan from Udinese and will rekindle his prolific strike partnership with Troy Deeney.

Moses Odubajo - Leyton Orient to Brentford

A stand-out player in Sky Bet League 1 last season, Odubajo signed a three-year deal to leave Leyton Orient for Sky Bet Championship-bound Brentford.

The 20-year-old winger was ever-present during 2013/14, scoring 12 goals in 57 appearances, including one in the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium where Russell Slade's men were beaten on penalties by Rotherham United.

He also won The Football League Young Player of the Month award for April.

Matty Fryatt - Hull City to Nottingham Forest

Matty Fryatt spent time on loan in the Sky Bet Championship last season with Sheffield Wednesday, scoring four goals in seven starts, and will add much-needed firepower to Nottingham Forest's front line this term.

In total, the 28-year-old scored 10 goals in 27 appearances in 2013/14, which included playing all 120 minutes of Hull's FA Cup Final defeat to Arsenal.

The striker rejected fresh terms with the Tigers in favour of joining Stuart Pearce's Forest and, with a regular starting berth and a run of consistency, he could prove to be a superb signing.

Lee Peltier - Leeds United to Huddersfield Town

Having left Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2011, Peltier returns to his former employers a more experienced player.

The Terriers had just lost the League 1 Play-Off Final to Peterborough United when Peltier departed, having made 103 appearances for the West Yorkshire side. He joined Leicester City for £1 million but returns to the John Smith's Stadium following two years at neighbours Leeds United.

Now 27, the former Liverpool trainee has amassed over 300 appearances in English football.

Luke Freeman - Stevenage to Bristol City 

Luke Freeman attracted interest from Sky Bet Championship clubs in January so Bristol City's acquisition of him from Stevenage is impressive.

The Robins have reportedly paid a six-figure fee for the 22-year-old, who was the shining light in a Stevenage side that was relegated out of Sky Bet League 1. Overall he made 120 appearances for Boro, netting 16 goals.

Alan Sheehan - Notts County to Bradford City

After an impressive season with Notts County, in which he made 44 appearances and won the club's Player of the Year Award, Alan Sheehan rejected a new deal in favour of a move to fellow Sky Bet League 1 side Bradford City.

The 27-year-old predominately operates at left-back but can play in central defence and will provide the Bantams' back line with experience and stability. Irishman Sheehan will also chip in at the other end, netting seven times for Notts County last season, five of those from the penalty spot.

Andy Butler - Walsall to Sheffield United

Butler was club captain at Walsall, where he had made 176 appearances in four years, but rejected the offer of a new deal back in May.

Instead, the 30-year-old decided to move to Sky Bet League 1 rivals Sheffield United, who finished seven points outside of the Play-Offs during 2013/14.

Blades boss Nigel Clough described Butler as 'a leader and an excellent character both on and off the field' and a 'consistent performer for a number of seasons'.

Luke Chadwick - Milton Keynes Dons to Cambridge United

This is perhaps the fairytale signing of the summer.

Born and bred in Cambridge, Chadwick has always supported Cambridge United and harboured ambitions to play for his hometown club at some stage during his career.

Having joined the U's on loan from Milton Keynes Dons on 18th March 2014, dropping down two divisions in the process, Chadwick helped Cambridge gain promotion from the Conference Premier via the Play-Offs in May.

He subsequently signed a permanent deal with his boyhood club after agreeing to mutually terminate his contract with the Dons.

John-Joe O'Toole - Bristol Rovers to Northampton Town

After his inclusion in the PFA League 2 Team of the Year last term, midfielder John-Joe O'Toole penned a three-year deal with Northampton Town after leaving Bristol Rovers.

The 25-year-old top-scored for the Gas in Sky Bet League 2 last season, netting 15 goals in 46 games, and had reportedly received offers from a number of interested clubs.

O'Toole has made no secret of his ambition to play higher up The Football League ladder and clearly believes that can be fulfilled with Chris Wilder's Cobblers, who only secured their safety on the final day of 2013/14.

Dannie Bulman - Crawley Town to AFC Wimbledon

Including loans, Dannie Bulman has spent over seven years Crawley Town, a club he has just left for the second time in his career, to move to AFC Wimbledon.

Bulman joined the Red Devils in 2007 and then signed a permanent deal before leaving in the summer of 2009. He returned on loan during the 2010/11 season and again made the move permanent, in January 2011.

With six years at Wycombe Wanderers and spells at Stevenage and Oxford United also under the 35-year-old's belt, Bulman brings a wealth of experience to Neal Ardley's team having made over 650 career appearances.

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