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4th February 2004 21:46

From mansfieldtown.net

Stags Sign Striker
Stags Boss Keith Curle made his first signing of the 2003/04 season. Following a satisfactory performance in the friendly game against Crewe Reserves Curle was pleased to announce that he has offered QPR striker Richard Pacquette a 1 month loan deal which he has accepted and could be making an appearance on Saturday at Rochdale. Pacquette who has scored 3 in 9 league appearances during loan spells at Stevenage and Dagenham & Redbridge, headed home an early effort in today's friendly against a strong Crewe Alexandra side at Field Mill. Described by the Stags backroom staff as a player that resembles Iyseden Christie at times and has already proved he can score goals, Pacquette could be just the weapon to seal the fate of Mansfield Town during the final push of this campaign.
Stags 3 Crewe 0

Stags beat a good Crewe Alexandra side 3-0 this afternoon at Field Mill. The proceedings were set on the way when in the first five minutes on trial Richard Pacquette rose above the Crewe defence to nod home a well placed header. Joined on the score sheet later by midfielders Craig Disley and Lee Williamson, this was a good display form the young Stags. Pacquette, on trial from second division outfit QPR, came close for a second time later in the game but couldn't quite get the finishing touch. However his power, speed and skill shone through and could just be enough to convince Stags boss Keith Curle that he may be a useful short term loan prospect.

Stags chief Scout Mark Hall said: He is a powerful player that shown some similarity to Iyseden Christie, he is confident in the box, quick and has good distribution. He shown that he is happy to bring his team mates into the game to give them the opportunity of adding to the scoresheet for the good of the team”

Stagsnet has learned that the score was actually 4-0, with Colin Larkin scoring a penalty. The line-up was: White (J),
Woody (???), Artell, Clarke, Vaughan, Curle, Disley, Williamson, Larkin, White (A), Pacquette.


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