4pm FL Deadline Day News: Including Waghorn (update), Paul Green and Roberts

Wigan Athletic look set to beat Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers to Leicester City striker, Former Derby County left back joins Notts County and Birmingham City sign Manchester United defender


Birmingham have signed Manchester United defender Tom Thorpe on an emergency loan until the end of the season.

The young defender is highly-rated at his parent club and Lee Clarke will be hoping that he can make a huge impact in the West Midlands.

In the Pipeline:

Sky Sports transfer centre reports: Leeds United manager Brian McDermott says he's confident Ross McCormack will stay at Elland Road beyond January, but expects Paul Green, Zak Thompson and Luke Varney to all leave as they have been the subject of bids.

Bolton are poised to sign Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter on loan with a view to a permanent deal, according to Sky Sports reports.

Trotter, 25, was once recognised as one of the top midfielders in the division under Kenny Jackett's Millwall side, so Dougie Freedman will be hoping to take him back to that kind of form.

Sky Sports are also reporting that Swansea City are eyeing up a move for England International goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The 24-year-old has been ever present for Reading this season, playing in 26 of their 28 matches.

The Daily Mail have reported that Scott Dann is close to reporting his move from Championship Blackburn to Premier League Crystal Palace. It had be understood that personal terms were the sticking point for the deal, however, with the Gomis deal falling through Palace may have been able to up their offer.

Wigan look to have beaten competition Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United to Leicester City striker Martyn Waghorn with Sky Sports reporting:

The news if confirmed will come as a significant to Leeds United, who're reportedly fighting against the odds to bring someone in before the deadline.

Done Deal:

Brighton have signed Spanish striker David Rodriguez on a free transfer after Celta Vigo cancelled his contract yesterday.

The former La Liga striker has made just five appearances for Vigo this season, scoring none and creating one. After signing Leo Ulloa on deadline day last season, they will hope Rodriguez can make a similar impact on their side.

Notts County have strengthened their side further by signing former Derby County left-back Gareth Roberts on a free transfer. The experienced defender had his contract cancelled at Bury after failing to make an impact. However, he proved ever-present in Nigel Clough's Derby County in previous seasons.

Derby County have allowed young goalkeeper Ross Atkins to join League One side Crawley Town on a 28-day loan deal.

The 24-year-old Derby County keeper is currently 4th choice behind Lee Grant, Adam Legzdins and Kelle Roos so this could give him a good platform for a permanent move in the future.

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