RUNDLE DUE TO SIGN CONTRACT ON TUESDAY
RUNDLE'S SET TO SIGN DEAL
Evening Post, 19 April 2005
Stags winger Adam Rundle was poised to sign his new contract today.
Rundle confirmed he has agreed a deal to keep him at Field Mill until the end of next season, with an option to sign for another year.
"There wasn't a lot wrong with what I was offered at first," he said. There were just a few little bits and pieces that needed to be sorted out, but everything's been agreed now.
"I played with Carlton Palmer over in Ireland. A couple of other clubs were interested, but as I was already playing for Mansfield I thought the best option would be to stay.
"I've been playing every week and I'm happy at Mansfield. That's what you want as a footballer, to play.
"It's been going very well for me. I'm enjoying it.
"It's a very young side but we can only learn and gain experience. I think we've a great team for the future.
"It's a bit of a relief to get the deal sorted out. It means I can settle here and just get on with playing football.
On Saturday's draw with Darlington Rundle added: "I thought we deserved the draw. Darlington are pushing for the play-offs. For us it's all about getting experience.
"Next season we want promotion: it's as simple as that. We'll work hard in the summer and get fit and we'll be raring to go."
Palmer added: "I am delighted the lad has shown us loyalty. He has been offered a lot more money by at least four other clubs but told his agent he didn't want to speak to them.
"The chairman has had to push the boat out a bit more than we thought but he asked me if I wanted to sign Adam, I said yes, and he agreed to fund it."
Rundle agrees to sign for Stags
CHAD website, Sunday 17 April 2005
ADAM Rundle will sign a contract with Mansfield Town on Monday.
The teenage winger has finally agreed to stay at Field Mill after Stags fought off competition to land his signature.
"We have shook hands, a deal is done and he will sign on Monday," said manager Carlton Palmer.
"I am delighted the lad has shown us loyalty. He has been offered a lot more money by at least four other clubs but has told his agent he doesn't want to speak to them.
"To be fair the chairman has had to push the boat out a bit more than we thought. But he asked me if I wanted to sign Adam, I said yes, and he agreed to fund it."
Rundle had drifted out of English football and played in Dublin with Palmer who has now rescued his English career, Rundle turning in some excellent performances in his three months at Field Mill on non-contract terms, scoring two spectacular goals in as many games recently.
Rundle will sign a one-year deal with another year option for the club.
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