Pick Of The Cherries - 30th January, 2003

Last updated : 30 January 2003 By Mike Robins
Mel Machin, having retired from Football at Dean Court, has re-surfaced to help Huddersfield Town in their fight against the drop to the Third Division.

The Yorkshire Club are struggling in the Second Division relegation zone where manager Mick Wadsworth has asked Mel to help out. It is now known in what capacity Mel has joined the Terriers. Mel was Mick's manager during his tenure at Barnsley.

Back in Bournemouth, the transfer embargo looks like it will be lifted before the end of the week. The donation of £125,000 has been backed up with a further £40,000 from anonymous benefactors. A bridging loan has been agreed, which should mean that the embargo will be lifted to enable Sean to strengthen the squad ahead of a gruelling fixture list, and a squad which will have three players missing for next Tuesday's trip to Kidderminster - all due to suspension.

Peter Phillips has revealed, on the Clubs Official Site, that the Club is still in a perilous position as far as the finances are concerned, and have recently come to an agreement with the Bristol & West Building Society who have come close to serving a Winding Up order against AFC Bournemouth. The Club's search for more investors continues.