YEOVIL TOWN are delighted with the impact made by their Irish signings Paddy Madden and Kevin Dawson as they helped the club move within reach of the League One play-off places.
Dawson made his full debut for Town following his move from Shelbourne in Saturday's 2-0 win over Sheffield United, on a day when Paddy Madden -- who made a long-term move to Yeovil from Carlisle United after a successful loan spell -- scored both goals, and the Finglas pair are making their mark.
"Paddy's never-say-die running has got our two goals," said manager Gary Johnson.
"His blood brother Daws never stopped running. I love them to death and I'm glad that I was able to give them a chance today."
Zayed stays in Iran
EAMON ZAYED has decided against a possible move back to the League of Ireland and has signed up for the rest of the season with a club in Iran.
The Dublin-born Libyan international was a free agent after severing his ties with Libyan side Persepolis, and he was planning a move to a new club in Dubai while also weighing up offers from Sligo Rovers and Limerick.
But now the 27-year-old has opted to stay in Iran and will finish out the season with Aluminum Hormozgan, just one place outside the relegation zone in the Iranian top flight.
Dons release duo
LEAGUE ONE side MK Dons have lost two players from their five-strong Irish contingent.
Dons boss Karl Robinson has agreed to allow U21 keeper Ian McLoughlin move on loan to Walsall, and the Dubliner helped the Saddlers earn a 3-1 win over Preston yesterday.
Jay O'Shea has left to join Chesterfield on a two-year deal and the former Galway United man was on target for Paul Cook's side in Saturday's 3-0 won over Northampton.
Yeates set for move
IRELAND B cap Mark Yeates will this week finalise his move away from Watford, with Championship rivals Bristol City and Ipswich Town both trying to land the Dubliner.
The Hornets have agreed to let the much-travelled midfielder leave Vicarage Road. Strugglers Bristol City had been tracking Yeates but a deal may be off the agenda since the weekend sacking of boss Derek McInnes, so Ipswich could make a move.
"I want to add more players this month," said manager Mick McCarthy.