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GANNON EXPLAINS LAWRENCE EXCLUSION
18th August 2003 14:11


Stags assistant boss John Gannon told mansfieldtown.net: "Liam knew the rules before he went out on Thursday night. The issue isn't that he was drunk, he shouldn't have been in licensed property. He has let the management down, the fans down but most importantly himself. On Friday afternoon when the squad was selected Liam was involved and it is a little frustrating that you have to make changes at the last minute because of ill discipline by one of your players. Liam has been fined by the club and lost his place in the starting line on Saturday. But, that doesn't mean that he will never play again. The incident has happened and has been dealt with it is now up to Liam himself to prove his professionalism and earn the gaffer's respect back. It's a start of a new week and if he trains hard and conforms to the rules that all the players have to there is no reason that he shouldn't be in contention for the match at Southend at the weekend. Liam is a good player and has a lot to offer this club and he has a place within this football as long as he is prepared to play by the Gaffer's rules".

mansfieldtown.net also reports that Tony Vaughan and Colin Larkin are reported to be doing well and should be back in training this week.

Meanwhile mansfieldtown.net also reports that Luke Dimech, who signed for the Stags on a short term contract (1 month, along with fellow defender Dave Artell) will on Tuesday be representing his native Malta in a friendly match against Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Luke should be back in time in time for selection for our weekend fixture against Southend this Saturday. Gannon said: "Both Luke and Dave have done a splendid job for us so far and what we have seen we would like to be in a position to offer both a more permanent deal when their initial month contract is up, we will just have to wait and see."

The Stags Reserve side was due to play Halifax at 1:00pm at Glapwell on Wednesday. Unfortunately Halifax have had to pull out due to injury problems.But as John Gannon explains: "As far as I am aware the match will go ahead we are just waiting to find an opponent. The players will include Tony Vaughan who is back from injury. He's not had a lot of football training this season because of his injury but he is a good, experienced player and if he comes through the reserve match he could be in contention for Saturday's trip to Southend."

 

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