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EFL Transfer Round-Up: Former Magpies, double deals, and a return to the Cottage

28 July 2017

Three clubs across the EFL have this week benefitted from adding a former Newcastle United man to their ranks.

The first ex-Magpie to find himself a new club was striker Daryl Murphy, who joined Mark Warburton’s ranks at Nottingham Forest. The front man, a Sky Bet Championship winner last year, went straight into the action and was involved in Forest’s win over Girona.

Murphy was the first of two Mark Warburton signings this week, the second being Burnley winger Tendayi Darikwa.

The other two ex-Newcastle men made their way to Sky Bet League One, the first of which was former captain Steven Taylor – departing Ipswich Town and making the move to Grant McCann’s Peterborough United.

The third was Mike Williamson who, after a season with Wolves, has switched to Oxford United as Pep Clotet looks to build on last year’s impressive showing.

The defender made more than 100 appearances for the Toon Army and brings a wealth of experience to the U's line-up, built from a career that started at Torquay in 2001.

As Williamson entered the doors at the Kassam Stadium, captain John Lundstram was exiting them. The Liverpool-born midfielder links up with last season’s League One champions, Sheffield United.

Championship newcomers Hull City have added four fresh faces in the last seven days. Liverpool’s Kevin Stewart was first, before Sparta Prague’s Ondrej Mazuch and Shrewsbury stopper Callum Burton joined on Wednesday.

The latest name to arrive at the KCOM is Michael Hector, who joined on Friday on a season-long loan from Premier League champions Chelsea.

Another of the Championship’s new sides, Sunderland, made a double swoop this week. Striker Lewis Grabban has joined on loan from Bournemouth after reaching the Play-Off Final with Reading last term, and the other new Black Cat was Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Steele.

Fulham bolstered their defence with the re-signing of Tomas Kalas, who also spent last season on loan with the club. It’s his seventh temporary spell away from Stamford Bridge, but he was delighted to make his return to Craven Cottage and has big plans for the season.

Finally, In Sky Bet League Two, Notts County welcomed two additions into pre-season training. Shaun Brisley joined from Carlisle United, and Liam Walker made the move from Europa FC in Gibraltar.


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