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Luke Rodgers' move from Notts to New York collapses

Notts County striker Luke Rodgers
Rodgers joined Notts from Yeovil in July 2009

Notts County striker Luke Rodgers is to stay at Meadow Lane after his move to New York Red Bulls collapsed because he could not obtain a work permit.

The 28-year-old bid farewell to his team-mates and supporters after the recent home win over Lincoln but will now stay until the summer at least.

Notts manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I think he was embarrassed that he hadn't gone.

"But I'm glad he's not going because he's scored important goals for us."

Cotterill believes Rodgers could still join the Major League Soccer side in the summer if he is granted a work permit.

"I think they are still interested in signing him in the summer and he would obviously go with my blessing, but we won't know the answer to that for another four weeks," Cotterill added.

A move to the Red Bulls would see Rodgers link up with Hans Backe, who was in charge of the Magpies for nine games earlier this season.

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