League One transfer latest: Swindon sign son of Liverpool boss Rodgers, Orient land ex-United keeper

Leyton Orient

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Swindon Town are cutting their wage bill this summer according to chairman Lee Power, but that hasn't stopped manager Mark Cooper making his first signing of the transfer window as Anton Rodgers arrives at the County Ground. The former Chelsea midfielder, 21, is the son of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, and the midfielder arrives amidst speculation over the future of Robins star Massimo Luongo.

"I'm from down the road in Reading so it was something I was interested in doing and I'm glad it's done now," he told the club website. "I started my professional career at Brighton before moving to Oldham. I was close to my family there, with my dad at Liverpool but I just wanted to move closer to home. Thankfully, Swindon were interested and it was something I could do."

Leyton Orient are expected to be busy in the transfer market after the takeover from Italian Francesco Becchetti, and last week they landed their first summer signing in former Charlton midfielder Bradley Pritchard. Despite rumours of a possible move for former England striker Emile Heskey, ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Woods became the club's second signing, coming in as competition for Adam Legzdins.

Crawley Town have been busy adding players this summer as manager John Gregory looks to reshape his squad. The likes of former Arsenal midfielder Conor Henderson and brother of Ashley Young, Lewis, have already joined the club, and now former Notts County centre back Dean Leacock has arrived to replace Kyle McFadzean, who left for MK Dons.

"Kyle McFadzean's departure left a big hole in our defence," Gregory said. "I'm delighted we have managed to fill it with someone of Dean's experience and ability."

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