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8th June 2002 22:58

Evening Post, 08 June 2002
MANSFIELD Town target Mark Lever says he is interested in joining Stuart Watkiss's side but has insisted no deal has been done.
The 32-year-old central defender, who appeared 30 times for Bristol City last season, has been told he is free to leave by Robins' boss Danny Wilson.
Lever, who made more than 400 appearances for Grimsby and hails from Beverley in Yorkshire, is attracted by the idea of moving back north.
He said: "The fact that Mansfield is close to home is ideal but it is early days and there is more than just the location to weight up.
"My agent has spoken at length to them but nothing is concrete at the moment."
Lever does not believe a move will be sorted in the next few days as all clubs will be assessing the fallout from the ITV Digital situation.
Watkiss has already brought two central defenders to the club this summer after Neil Moore from Telford and Dion Scott from Walsall joined at the end of the season.
Lever said: "Clubs are clearly being cautious and waiting for as long as possible before plunging into the transfer market because of this ITV Digital uncertainty..
"But it is nice that there is interest in me and it is just a case of seeing what might happen over the coming weeks."

http://www.bcfc.co.uk, 6 June 2002
Transfer-listed Mark Lever is the subject of interest from newly-promoted Mansfield Town.
City chairman John Laycock revealed exclusively to bcfc.co.uk today that there has been an inquiry from The Stags about the 32-year-old centre-back.
Lever was one of five players listed by Danny Wilson at the end of last season and is the only one so far to attract genuine interest.
Laycock told bcfc.co.uk: "I think Mark might favour moving back up North again and Mansfield appear keen to sign him.
"Otherwise, things are very quiet. It's usually the case at this early stage of the close season and I wouldn't expect the transfer market to start being active for another month or so at least."


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