CLARKE JOINS ROCHDALE, VAUGHAN JOINS BARNSLEY
CLARKE IS SNAPPED UP
Evening Post, 11 June 2004
Jamie Clarke has been snapped up by Rochdale after being released by Mansfield Town last week.
The 21-year-old defender played 16 league games for the Stags last season.
He links up with former Stags boss Steve Parkin at the Dale, along with 19-year-old Craig Armstrong from Leeds, who had an unsuccessful trial at Field Mill last season.
Clarke, who can play at full-back or centre-half, said: "I just wanted to be playing more regularly and, to be fair, it was probably better for me to move on anyway.
"I've signed for a year and, like Chris, it will give me time to prove myself.
"The manager said he'd give me an extension if I do that so I'll be doing my best.
"Most of my games have been at right-back, though I can play in the middle of defence if required. But that's up to the boss."
Tykes grab Vaughan
Barnsley have snapped up Tony Vaughan following his exit from Mansfield Town.
The 28-year-old centre-back previously played under Tykes boss Paul Hart at Nottingham Forest.
"I know Tony very well and I can recognise the vital ingredients he will bring to the club," Hart told his club's website.
Vaughan helped Mansfield to the Third Division play-offs last season and Hart added: "He's a tough competitor who is desperate to enjoy success with us."
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