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30th March 2002 22:37

Evening Post, 30 March 2002
STAGS midfielder Wayne Corden hopes to sign a new three-year contract with Mansfield Town this week.
The 26-year-old has been the subject of transfer speculation for much of the season. But he will pledge his future to the club in the next few days.
He said: "We are in the middle of sorting out a new contract for three years and I am hopefully going to sign that soon and get something sorted out.
"I've loved my time here and I want to stay."
The news comes after Craig Disley, Bobby Hassell and Lee Williamson extended their contracts by an extra year.
In an exclusive interview in tonight's Football Post, Corden says he believes Stags can now push on and clinch promotion to Division Two.
He said: "Looking at the league table we would now be disappointed if we went into the play-offs.
"Everyone would have settled for a place in the play-offs before the start of the season, but now we have got a chance to get automatic promotion and we have got to take it.
"The atmosphere, and the banter between the lads, has been brilliant all season.
"I supposed the heads went down a bit with the away performances we have put in recently but everyone has got to get their confidence back."
Stags' promotion hopes have been boosted by the news that Cheltenham striker Julian Alsop will miss the clash between the two sides at Field Mill on April 9.
Alsop picked up his tenth booking of the season in The Robins' 2-1 win over Kidderminster on Tuesday.
The striker, who has scored 24 goals before their match against Scunthorpe this afternoon, receives a two-match ban that will also include their clash with local rivals Oxford United.


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