FORMER Swindon Town stopper Wes Foderingham played an influential role in Jordan Turnbull joining Scottish side Partick Thistle.

The 22-year-old, who spent two seasons on loan at the County Ground, activated a clause to leave Coventry City following their relegation to League Two before the deadline at the end of July.

Having played at Town with Foderingham, who left after the play-off final defeat to join Rangers, the former Southampton youth product has followed in the goalkeeper’s footsteps and headed north of the border on a season-long loan.

THE son of former Leicester City and Derby County manager Nigel Pearson has joined Coventry City on non-contract terms.

James Pearson, a defender by trade, ended last season with Barnet and the 24-year-old becomes the Sky Blues’ 10th signing of the summer.

PORT Vale made a double swoop on the eve of the League Two season with the capture of former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Tonge and Bournemouth winger Ben Whitfield.

Tonge, 34, has teamed back up with former Blades teammate Michael Brown, who is Vale’s manager, on a one-year contract.

Meanwhile, Whitfield, 21, who was on loan at Yeovil Town last season, has joined on a temporary basis from the Cherries until January.

FORMER Wales international Neal Eardley has joined newly-promoted Lincoln City on a deal until January.

The right-back left League One side Northampton Town at the end of last season and joins the Imps after impressing on trial.

ACCRINGTON Stanley have completed the signing of Danish goalkeeper Simon Bloch on a short-term deal to provide competition for Aaron Chapman.

The 24-year-old has been a free agent since leaving third-tier club Bronshoj Boldklub in July.

YEOVIL Town have secured Bournemouth forward Sam Surridge on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old scored eight goals on loan at Poole last season and will be available to feature against Luton Town this afternoon.

MEANWHILE, the Hatters have had a boost before today’s fixture after securing the services of midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu until 2020.

The 23-year-old has followed defender James Justin in extending his stay at Kenilworth Road.

STEVENAGE completed the signing of centre-back Kevin Lokko from non-league side Maidstone United on Thursday.

The League Two club triggered a release clause in the 21-year-old’s contract with the National League club.

NICK Owen has stood down as chairman of Luton Town after nine years in the role.

The 69-year-old BBC presenter led a consortium who took over the Hatters in 2008 when the club went into administration.

The lifelong fan has said he has too many commitments to dedicate the right amount of time to the club.