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9th May 2002 11:49

Stuart Watkiss admits his club's hopes of signing Sunderland's Michael Proctor could fall victim to the ITV Digital cash saga.
The striker caught the eye while on loan at York City this season and The Stags had hoped to persuade him to join them and then sort out a transfer fee at a tribunal later on.
However, Watkiss has made it clear that finances are tight at Field Mill and he said: "At this moment in time it looks like we will be restricted to bringing in Bosmans. Until we know for definite what is happening with ITV Digital then we are restricted in which players we can bring in and what wages we can pay out.
"It is frustrating but there are a lot of other clubs in the same boat. And, let's face it, at least we are not at risk like some clubs who face administration and possible liquidation because of this situation. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed and wait."
Either way, Mansfield could well find themselves facing a battle to land the player as York may look to make his stay permanent while Darlington are also reported to be interested.
Source: Teamtalk


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