Leagues round-up: Sheridan replaces Moore at Latics
Ronnie Moore has parted company with OLDHAM ATHLETIC after 15 months in charge of the League One outfit.
Assistant John Breckin has also left the club and the Latics have moved swiftly to install John Sheridan as the new manager at Boundary Park with immediate effect.
Former Rotherham boss Moore replaced Brian Talbot in March 2005 and this season steered his side to within six points of a play-off place.
Sheridan, 41, made over 150 appearances for Oldham during a six-year spell with the club before calling time on his illustrious playing career in July 2004.
CARDIFF have signed 19-year-old Arsenal reserve-team goalkeeper Mark Howard on a free transfer.
Howard, 20 in September and who joined the Gunners in August 2003, failed to make a first-team breakthrough at Highbury and was loaned out to Scottish League side Falkirk for eight matches last season.
Striker Andy Gray has completed the formalities of his £750,000 move from Sunderland to BURNLEY.
The 28-year-old, who spent the last month and a half of the season on loan at Turf Moor and scored three goals in nine appearances, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Clarets.
The Black Cats will net a further £50,000 once Gray makes a set number of appearances.
COVENTRY goalkeeper Jonathan Tuffey is set to join Scottish side Partick Thistle after signing a pre-contract agreement with the Second Division side.
The 19-year-old heads north of the border on a one-year deal with his City contract set to expire on June 30.
Tuffey progressed through the academy system with the Sky Blues but failed to make a first-team appearance.
New PETERBOROUGH manager Keith Alexander has made Woking striker Justin Richards his first signing since taking over.
The 26-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Posh after scoring 22 goals for the Cards last term.
WOKING boss Glenn Cockerill is flattered to be linked with the vacant managerial positions at Grimsby and Lincoln.
YEOVIL skipper Terry Skiverton has signed a one-year extension to his existing contract taking his commitment to the club to 2008.
CHESTER manager Mark Wright has bolstered his squad after snapping up defender Graham Allen.
The 29-year-old former Everton trainee found first-team opportunities limited at Rushden & Diamonds last season but has agreed a one-year deal at Saunders Honda Stadium.
COLCHESTER have been handed another major boost after striker Richard Garcia committed himself to the Coca-Cola Championship newcomers.
The Australian has become a regular in Phil Parkinson's side since joining the Us from West Ham in September 2004 and scored eight goals in 31 appearances last season.