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DANNY EARNS NEW CONTRACT OFFER
28th May 2003 18:45


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OUT-of-contract striker Danny Bacon has been offered a new one-year deal by Mansfield Town. The 22-year-old's first team career has been jinxed by injury since he emerged from the youth team set-up, but he impressed on loan at UniBond League Hucknall Town at the end of last season.

"This will give myself and John Gannon the opportunity to having a proper look at Danny as we have not been able to see the best of him since we came with his injuries," said player-manager Keith Curle. "A lot of our efforts were concentrated on the first team last season but we had some very good reports come back on him from Hucknall. "Obviously other young strikers have come into the frame while he has been out, but by no means has the door been closed on Danny. "This will an important year for him as well as the rest of the players as I believe there will only be two still in contract come the end of next season. "It is always best to come in and negotiate a new contract with me if we have achieved our aim which, of course, is promotion." Young keeper Jason White has now signed his one-year deal along with fellow youngsters Chris Beardsley, Jake Buxton and Craig Mitchell. But striker Andy White is still mulling over his one-year offer. Of the injured players, Rhys Day has now been passed fit by the club to go for his summer break though still requires a dental operation to help his fractured jaw to fully heal. But Colin Larkin still faces another two weeks at Lilleshall National Rehabilitation Centre with his hamstring problems. And Adam Eaton has now had the injection in his pelvic inflammation and will be monitored on a day to day basis in the hope he will be ready for pre-season training.

 

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