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#DeadlineDay: A selection of last-minute deals in the EFL

1 September 2017

With the transfer window closing on Thursday evening, we've taken a look at some of the best pieces of business across the EFL.

Here’s our #DeadlineDay XI…

#DeadlineDay blog: Transfer news as it happened

Goalkeeper: Reice Charles-Cook (Coventry City - Swindon Town)

The Robins have added the 23-year-old goalkeeper to their squad on a one-year deal from Coventry City.

Charles-Cook made 50 appearances during his time at the Ricoh Arena, and set a post-war record for the most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.

Defender: Harry Toffolo (Norwich City - Doncaster Rovers)

Darren Ferguson has bolstered his selection with the short-term addition of the 22-year-old until 3rd January.

The Norwich City full-back has gained experience on loan for multiple EFL clubs, most recently making more than 20 appearances for Scunthorpe United as they made the play-offs last term.

Defender: Ben Heneghan (Motherwell - Sheffield United)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says that the centre back “fits our criteria”, after signing the Motherwell man on a three-year deal.

Heneghan, who began his career at Everton, made over 40 appearances in the SPL last season, and he’s one of 10 new faces through the door at Bramall Lane this summer.

Defender: Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic - Rochdale)

The former West Bromwich Albion defender arrives at Spotland on a season-long loan deal from Wigan Athletic.

Daniels has featured 49 times for Wigan, and the 23-year-old will provide another option in Keith Hill’s defence.

The Latics moved to strengthen their backline too, with the signing of Alex Bruce from Bury. He joins on a deal until the end of the season.

Defender: Sam Hart (Liverpool - Blackburn Rovers)

Hart is no stranger to Sky Bet League One, having spent time on loan at Port Vale during the 2016/17 campaign.

The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Ewood Park, after Rovers agreed an undisclosed fee with Liverpool.

Midfielder: Alex Mowatt (Barnsley - Oxford United)

Oxford United boss Pep Clotet has added a familiar face to the ranks at the Kassam Stadium, having worked with the midfielder during his time at Leeds United.

Now plying his trade at Barnsley, 22-year-old Mowatt has made the switch the U’s on a season-long loan deal.

The addition of Mowatt was accompanied by that of the vastly experienced John Mousinho, who joins after leaving Burton Albion.

Midfielder: Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic - Milton Keynes Dons)

Milton Keynes Dons left it late to do their Deadline Day business, with Gilbey’s arrival the last of three deals which were completed at Stadium MK yesterday.

The midfielder arrives from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal with Robbie Neilson’s side.

Midfielder: Jota (Brentford - Birmingham City)

Birmingham City broke their club transfer record to bring in the Spanish playmaker, who scored 12 goals in 23 appearances for Brentford last season, as well as contributing five assists.

The fee is undisclosed, although the Blues have confirmed that it surpasses the amount paid to Valencia for Nikola Zigic in 2010.

Midfielder: David Wheeler (Exeter City - Queens Park Rangers)

After spending four-and-a-half years at St James Park, the winger made the switch to Loftus Road early on Deadline Day.

Wheeler was instrumental in Exeter’s road to the Sky Bet League Two play-off final last season - scoring 21 goals in 46 appearances along the way.

Forward: Dave Tarpey (Maidenhead - Barnet)

After hitting 46 goals for Maidenhead during their promotion-winning campaign last term, Tarpey unsurprisingly attracted plenty of EFL interest, opting to make the move to Barnet.

The 28-year-old striker has begun the new campaign where he left off, scoring seven goals in six National League matches, and now he’s ready for the step up to Sky Bet League Two.

Forward: Jayden Stockley (Aberdeen - Exeter City)

Another club record signing made on the final day of the transfer window was that of Stockley, who made the long move to Exeter from Aberdeen.

St James' Park is familiar territory for the striker, who enjoyed a productive spell on loan with the club in 2015/16, netting 10 times in 21 appearances for the Grecians.

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