League One round-up: Rochdale take ex-Hibernian winger on trial as Mark Robins unlikely to see Conor Chaplin cash

Rochdale have taken Bristol City winger Jonny Smith on trial.

Friday, 19th July 2019, 8:00 pm
Mark Robins is unlikely to receive any of the money generated by the sale of Conor Chaplin.

The 21-year-old has also spent time on trial at Hibernian and scored for their under-23s in a friendly against Newcastle United. Smith spent last campaign on loan at Tranmere Rovers, making 40 appearances in league and cups - the attacker scored four goals in their successful League Two promotion season.

Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker is a target for Coventry City - however, the player has been given a chance to impress Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi during pre-season.

The 22-year-old forward has been part of Forest’s squad on pre-season trips to Spain and Greece and featured in games against Atromitos and Olympiacos.

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Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has explained what will happen to the money generated by the sale of Conor Chaplin.

Rumour has it that deal could rise above the £1m mark - meaning Coventry net a £500k profit, although Portsmouth may be due a share of the cash following the player’s move to Barnsley.

Asked if he will get the Chaplin money to reinvest in the team, Robins told CoventryLive: “No, not necessarily - I have not asked for that and I don’t necessarily need that.

“And I have got to be mindful because we have to manage the spend, and obviously moving stadium means we’re going to have a shortfall in revenue, and that’s unknown.”

Championship West Brom are closing in on the signing of Semi Ajayi from Rotherham United - the Baggies have reportedly agreed a £1.5m fee for the defender.