National League news - October 2020

Matt Preston in action for Mansfield Town
Former Mansfield defender Matt Preston joined Barnet two days before the start of the 2020-21 National League season

BBC Sport tracks the latest news stories from the National League, including managerial announcements, new signings and contract extensions.

Check out the gossip page for the latest rumours and use our transfers page to track signings made by English Football League clubs.

31 October

Coventry City defender Morgan Williams, 21. has rejoined Yeovil Town on a month's loan. Williams played games in a short spell on loan with the Glovers last season.

30 October

Hartlepool defender Ryan Johnson has extended his contract with the National League club, having previously agreed a one-month deal when he joined in September.

Midfielder Luke Williams has also signed a new deal with Pools.

King's Lynn Town goalkeeper Alex Street has left by mutual consent after a decade with the club.

The 29-year-old made his final appearance in the 3-2 win at Maidenhead on 6 October.

Altrincham have signed Crewe Alexandra midfielder Joe Robbins on a one-month loan.

The 18-year-old, who agreed his first professional deal in the summer, has yet to make a first-team appearance for League One club.

Solihull Moors have signed former Birmingham and Mansfield defender Krystian Pearce, 30, on a short-term deal.

Bristol City striker Louis Britton, 19, has joined Stockport County on loan until January.

29 October

Eastleigh have signed Dorchester Town winger Tom Blair, 21, on a "long-term deal".

27 October

Eastleigh have signed winger Ryan Hill from Hampton & Richmond Borough on a "long-term" deal.

26 October

National League side Woking have signed Oxford United's 20-year-old winger Kyran Lofthouse on a short-term loan deal.

Dover have signed 20-year-old former Walsall midfielder Omar Mussa.

24 October

Wealdstone have signed former Lincoln City goalkeeper Grant Smith, 26, and he was named in the starting XI for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Hayes & Yeading.

Woking have signed 24-year-old goalkeeper Mark Smith, who spent last season with Dartford.

23 October

Barnet have signed full-back Jack Connors an an undisclosed-length contract following a trial.

The 25-year-old former Dagenham & Redbridge and Ebbsfleet defender was most recently with Dulwich Hamlet.

King's Lynn have cancelled the contract of winger Ryan Hawkins by mutual consent.

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed Bristol Rovers midfielder Abu Ogogo, 30, on loan and ex-Notts County striker Scott Wilson, 27.

Bromley have signed Southend's Harry Kyprianou on loan. The 23-year-old, who can play at full-back, centre-back or as a left-winger, is available for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Sutton.

22 October

King's Lynn Town have signed central defender Danny Lupano, 20, on a one-month loan from Hull City and forward Kairo Mitchell, 23, who joins following a spell with National League North side Dartford.

Altrincham have signed former Liverpool, Wolves and MK Dons midfielder Darren Potter, 35, after he left Tranmere.

20 October

Woking is set to be taken over by American consortium Final Third Sport after the National League club's board of directors publicly backed the move.

In a statement, the club said "there are numerous conditions that must be satisfied before a shares transference may occur", including approval by the football authorities.

"The Cards are the perfect fit for us on every level," said Final Third Sport chief executive John Katz. "Woking is a big club with massive potential to challenge for a spot in the English Football League."

19 October

Boreham Wood have placed forward Sorba Thomas, 21, on the transfer list.

Thomas attracted interest on transfer deadline day last week but the club say a deal did 'not quite materialise'.

16 October

Hartlepool goalkeeper Brad Young, 18, has signed a new-long term deal with the club and will go out on loan to National League North side Blyth Spartans for the rest of the season.

Dover Athletic have signed Watford centre-back Bayli Spencer-Adams, 19, on loan until 31 January 2021.

Maidenhead United have signed goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi, 19, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

15 October

Notts County have signed Barnsley midfielder Matty Wolfe, 20, on loan until 3 January.

FC Halifax Town have signed former Scarborough Athletic defender Kian Spence, 19, following a trial.

14 October

Altrincham have signed striker Fisayo Adarabioyo, 25, who scored twice against them for Curzon Ashton in a pre-season friendly.

13 October

Yeovil Town have signed forward Joe Quigley, 23, on a free transfer from Dagenham & Redbridge.

12 October

Woking have re-signed Charlton midfielder Ben Dempsey on loan until 9 January.

The 20-year-old had a spell with the Cards last season, making five league appearances.

10 October

Chesterfield have signed 24-year-old former Chelsea forward Alex Kiwomya and 25-year-old ex-Leeds United and Stevenage defender Tyler Denton.

9 October

King's Lynn Town have signed Peterborough midfielder Kyle Barker, 19, on loan until January.

Bromley have signed former Welling and Dover winger Nassim L'Ghoul, 23.

8 October

Yeovil Town have signed forward Matt Warburton on loan from Northampton Town for the rest of the season.

The 28-year-old has scored twice in six appearances for the Cobblers this term.

6 October

Notts County have terminated the contract of midfielder Casper Sloth by mutual consent.

The 28-year-old Danish international joined County from Motherwell in August but suffered an injury in pre-season and did not play in Saturday's defeat at Dover.

5 October

Barnet have signed former QPR winger Michael Petrasso on a season-long loan deal from Canadian Premier League side York9 FC.

The 25-year-old Canada international made 13 appearances for the R's and had loan spells at Oldham, Coventry, Leyton Orient and Notts County before moving to Montreal Impact in January 2018.

Millwall centre-back Harry Ransom will stay on loan at Dover Athletic until 29 December.

The 21-year-old made his debut for Dover on Saturday when he scored in the last minute to secure a 1-0 win over Notts County on the opening day of the season.

Bromley have signed former Charlton midfielder Taylor Maloney, 21.

3 October

Torquay United have added three young players from EFL clubs on one-month loan deals.

AFC Bournemouth's 20-year-old defender Sam Sherring, Plymouth Argyle midfielder Adam Randell, 20 and Bristol City's 19-year-old forward Louis Britton have all joined Gary Johnson's squad.

Weymouth have signed defender Corey Jordan, 21, on loan from Championship side AFC Bournemouth.

FC Halifax have signed former Oldham Athletic winger Gevaro Nepomuceno and ex-Yeovil forward Gold Omotayo on short-term deals.

Dover Athletic have signed ex-Newport County striker Ade Azeez and centre-back Marvel Ekpiteta, previously with Macclesfield Town, on "permanent deals" and brought in defender Harry Ransom on loan from Millwall.

2 October

Solihull Moors have signed Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer, 19, on loan until 3 January.

Wealdstone have signed Zimbabwe midfielder Kundai Benyu, 22, plus Alex Dyer and Charlie Wakefield on short-term deals.

Woking have signed winger Malachi Napa and striker Slavi Spasov on loan from Oxford United, and West Bromwich Albion defender Saul Shotton on a "short-term loan".

1 October

Barnet have signed former Mansfield Town centre-back Matt Preston.

The 25-year-old, who has previously had spells at Walsall and Swindon, scored four goals in 72 appearances during two years with the Stags.

The Bees have also re-signed full-back Dwight Pascal after the 19-year-old had a spell at Potters Bar Town.

Yeovil have signed former Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Harry Palmer, 25, after several appearances for the Glovers during pre-season.